African Plant Database

Nothosaerva brachiata (L.) Wight
Protologue : Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. (Wight) 6: 1 (1853)
Information on the genus : Nothosaerva
Basionym : Achyranthes brachiata L.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aerva brachiata (L.) Mart.
 Achyranthes brachiata L. (1767)
 Illecebrum brachiatum (L.) L. (1771)
 Pseudanthus brachiatus (L.) Wight
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb, (4-)10-45 cm, with many spreading branches 50 cm high with main branches to 15 mm , not laterally compressed;
Ecology : Usually in sandy or clayey flats, shores or seasonal watercourses liable to periodic flooding, on bare soil by ditches, etc.; 0-1050 m alt. Namibia; Mauritius, Mascarene Isl., India, Sri Lanka.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.04 - 0.45 m. Alt: up to 520 m. Distribution: KN

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 98
  • 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 The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°527 modified 2007-03-30
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