African Plant Database

Arabis alpina L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 664 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Arabis
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Arabis alpina L. subsp. alpina
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Arabis cuneifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1847)
Taxon infra-specific
Arabis alpina subsp. caucasica (Willd.) Briq. (1913)
Arabis alpina L. subsp. alpina
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial, mat-forming herb, exclusively branched in basal parts.
Ecology : Upland moors (mainly in ericaceous and afroalpine belts), on moist or rocky, ±open ground; 2450-4950 m alt. Macaronesia, Morocco; mountains and temperate parts of Europe; N. America; in Asia p.p. Very variable and unclearly delimited species.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 299 (1932).  
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 429 (1962).
  • Fl. Afrique N. 13: 315 (1967). 
  • Med-Checklist 3: 52 (1986).
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 356
  • Fl. Iberica 4: 138 (1993). 
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (1999). Flore pratique du Maroc. vol. [1] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 1: 420
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 194 (1999).
  • VALDÉS, B., REJDALI, M., ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, JURY, J. L. & J. M. MONTSERRAT (2002). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification. I. 1: 249
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 69

Bibliography other :
  • Karl, R., C. Kiefer & al. (2012). Systematics and evolution of arctic-alpine Arabis alpina (Brassicaceae) and its closest relatives in the eastern Mediterranean. Amer. J. Bot. 99(4): 778-794Mo1
1 Publishing with lectotypification
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carte afrique num 77692
Record n°77692
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