African Plant Database


Hedera helix L.
Family : ARALIACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: ? (1753)  
Information on the genus : Hedera
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hedera helix L. subsp. helix
 
Taxon infra-specific
Hedera helix L. subsp. helix
Hedera helix subsp. maroccana (McAll.) M. Fennane (2005)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody creeping or climbing (adventitious roots) plant; leaves shining, dark green, dimorphic; flowering shoots erect, with elliptical entire leaves; vegetative shoots with palmately lobed leaves.
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Ecology : Introduced into Ethiopia as an ornamental, often in towns; grown in gardens, etc.; c. 2300 m alt.
  Native of Europe.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Battandier, J.A & L.C. Trabut (1889). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(2): 385  
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 517 (1932).  
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 643 (1963).
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 314 (1968).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 559 (1979).
  • Med-Checklist 1: 52 (1984).
  • FENNANE, M. & J. MATHEZ (ed.) (1986). Eléments pour la Flore pratique du Maroc, fasc. 1. par C. RAYNAUD. Naturalia Monspel., Sér. Bot. 50: 23
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 2 Ketres 2: 285 
  • Fl. Iberica 10: 6 (2003). 
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 5420
 
Record n°5420 modified 2008-07-02
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