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Centrostachys aquatica (R. Br.) Wall.
Family : AMARANTHACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Ind. (Roxburgh) 2: 579 (1824)
Information on the genus : Centrostachys
Basionym : Achyranthes aquatica R. Br.
 
 
Status
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 m.in states: BOT
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Emergent Aquatic; Dry; Freshwater Wetland; distribution: Africa. Asia, Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 111
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
 
Map
carte afrique num 524
 
Record n°524
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