African Plant Database


Morettia canescens Boiss.
Family : BRASSICACEAE
Protologue : Diagn. Pl. Orient., Ser. 1 8: 17 (1849)
Information on the genus : Morettia
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Morettia canescens var. erecta Maire (1941)
=Morettia canescens var. microphylla Batt. (1900)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb; stems many, prostrate, much-branching, 10-50cm tall.
Ecology : Shrublayer of evergreen forest, grassland; mostly near theHot desert, mainly on granitic rocks or sand-stone; scree; sand, wadi beds (Tamarix association, Acacia-Panicum wadis with Schouwia thebaica); to 2700 m alt. (Hoggar).
  N Africa, Libya, Egypt; Middle East; Arabia, Palestine.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Comp. Fl. Atlant. 2: 128 (1887). 
  • Battandier, J.A & L.C. Trabut (1888). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(1): 76  
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 309 (1932).  
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 427 (1962).
  • Fl. Afrique N. 14: 41 (1977). 
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1977). Flora of Libya. 23: 122
  • MONOD, Th. (1977). Fruits et graines de Mauritanie II. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Ser. 3, Bot. 461, Botanique 32: 73-127
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 239 (1979).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • Med-Checklist 3: 143 (1986).
  • 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: 430
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 197 (1999).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 92
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie : catalogue synonymique commenté

Bibliography other :
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Teline: Biodiversité végétale du sud-ouest marocain
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 78154
 
Record n°78154
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