African Plant Database


Thalia geniculata L.
Family : MARANTACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 1193 (1753)
Information on the genus : Thalia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Renealmia geniculata (L.) Dieter.
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thalia caerulea Ridl. (1887)
=Thalia welwitschii Ridl. (1887)
=Maranta flexuosa C. Presl
=Thalia erecta Vell.
=*Thalia altissima Klotzsch
=Thalia geniculata var. pubescens Körn.
=Thalia geniculata var. villosa Körn.
=Thalia divaricata Chapm.
=Thalia angustifolia C. Wright ex Griseb.
=Thalia trichocalyx Gagnep.
=Thalia dipetala Gagnep.
=Thalia schumanniana De Wild.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous herb 1-3 m tall; shoots tufted, unbranched, with a few sheaths and 2-3 petiolate leaves at base
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Ecology : Swamps in open country and savannas; by lakes, rivers and channels; often very frequent; rice fields; streams; standing water; swampy hollow with Ceratopteris cornuta; clayey plain periodically flooded; sometimes in large stands; 6-600 m alt
  A possible weed of rice cultivation. – Stems and petioles are spongy in the lower part. Decorative plant for ponds. Invasive
  Americas: from S Floria and C Mexico through to Argentina and S Ecuador; absent from the larger part of the Amazon Basin and the C Brasilian Plateau.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 143
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 43015
 
Record n°43015
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