African Plant Database

Centrostachys aquatica (R. Br.) Wall.
Protologue : Fl. Ind. (Roxburgh) 2: 579 (1824)
Information on the genus : Centrostachys
Basionym : Achyranthes aquatica R. Br.
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Achyranthes aquatica R. Br. (1810)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Aquatic or subaquatic perennial 0,5-1,5 m high, prostrate to unknown. to 2 cm, spongy, hollow.
Ecology : Pools and waterholes, along rivers, lake shores, and often about dams; on soils ranging from sand and grey-brown clayey loam to black clay; 20-1460 m alt. India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Java.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.3 - 1.5 states: BOT
Biol./Eco : Emergent Aquatic; Dry; Freshwater Wetland; distribution: Africa. Asia, Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
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  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 58
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 111
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:133 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 278
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 346
More info on :
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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