African Plant Database

Corbichonia decumbens (Forssk.) Exell
Family : Aizoaceae
Protologue : J. Bot. 73: 80 (1935)
Information on the genus : Corbichonia
Basionym : Orygia decumbens Forssk.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Orygia decumbens Forssk. (1775)
 Portulaca decumbens (Forssk.) Vahl
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Axonotechium trianthemiodes (F. Heyne) Fenzl
=Glinus trianthemoides F. Heyne
=Orygia mucronata Klotzsch
=Glinus mucronatus (Klotzsch) Klotzsch
=Orygia decumbens var. inconspicua Maire
=Telephium laxiflorum DC.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, decumbent or prostrate annual or short-lived perennial 4-20 cm long; leaves linear, 1-1,5 cm long, n-dichotomous with narrow ridges decurrent from the petiole bases.
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Ecology : Open dry bushland, wadi-beds, grassland; also weed of roadsides and cultivation, especially on sandy soils; stony and rocky sites, among limestone boulders; clayey soils; 0-1800 m alt.
  Namibia; S. Africa; Arabia to NW India.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual (occ. perennial)-Dwarf shrub, Succulent- Ht 0.5 m. Alt: 60 - 1465 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Feddes Repert. 116: 25-28 (2005).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 123 (1997).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1977). Flora of Libya. 25: 6
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice. 1: 277
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 61
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 43 (1999).
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carte afrique num 57888
Record n°57888
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