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Scorpiurus muricatus L.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 745 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Scorpiurus
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scorpiurus muricatus L. subsp. muricatus
 Scorpiurus sulcatus subsp. muricatus (L.) Batt. (1889)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Scorpiurus laevigatus Sm. (1813)
=Scorpiurus muricatus var. laevigatus (Sm.) Boiss. (1840)
=Scorpiurus sulcatus subsp. laevigatus (Sibth. & Sm.) Batt. (1889)
=Scorpiurus muricatus subsp. laevigatus (Sm.) Thell. (1912)
=Scorpiurus subvillosus var. laevigatus (Sm.) E. Domínguez & Galiano (1974)
=Scorpiurus laevigatus var. glaberrimus Maire (1949)
=Scorpiurus laevigatus var. papillosus Maire (1949)
=Scorpiurus margaritae Palau Ferrer (1956)
=Scorpiurus muricatus var. margaritae (Palau Ferrer) E. Domínguez & Galiano (1974)
=Scorpiurus sulcatus L. (1753)
=Scorpiurus muricatus var. sulcatus (L.) Fiori (1902)
=Scorpiurus muricatus subsp. sulcatus (L.) Thell. (1912)
=Scorpiurus acutifolius Viv. (1824)
=Scorpiurus muricatus var. acutifolius (Viv.) Kuntze (1891)
=Scorpiurus subvillosus var. acutifolius (Viv.) Burnat (1893)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Scorpiurus muricatus L. subsp. muricatus
Scorpiurus muricatus subsp. subvillosus (L.) Thell. (1912)
Scorpiurus muricatus subsp. sulcatus (L.) Thell. (1912)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with glabrous or pubescent decumbent stems to 80 cm long; pod contorted, with tubercles or spines (Ethiopian material).
Ecology : Probably introduced in Ethiopia: as a weed in grassland, on roadsides, in cultivations on black cotton soil; 1500-3200 m alt.
  Native of E and S Mediterranean region, Egypt, Sinai, Arabia, Iraq, Iran.
  Not mapped.

Bibliography for North Africa :
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Map
carte afrique num 70489
 
Record n°70489 modified 2012-02-22
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