African Plant Database

Haplophyllum tuberculatum (Forssk.) A. Juss.
Protologue : Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 12: 528 (1825)
Information on the genus : Haplophyllum
Basionym : Ruta tuberculata Forssk.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ruta tuberculata Forssk. (1775)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ruta obovata (Hochst. ex Boiss.) O. Schwartz
=Haplophyllum tuberculatum var. obovatum Hochst. ex Boiss. (1867)
=Ruta propinqua (Spach) O. Schwartz
=Haplophyllum propinquum Spach (1849)
=Haplophyllum filifolium Spach
=Haplophyllum glabrum (DC.) G. Don
=Ruta glabra DC. (1824)
=Haplophyllum haussknechtii Boiss.
=*Haplophyllum poorei auct.
=Haplophyllum tuberculatum var. linearifolium Stapf ex Parsa (1951)
=Haplophyllum vermiculare Hand.-Mazz. (1913)
=Haplophyllum tuberculatum subsp. vermiculare (Hand.-Mazz.) Maire (1941)
=Haplophyllum villosulum Boiss. & Hausskn.
=Haplophyllum tuberculatum var. leiocalycinum Hand.-Mazz. (1913)
=Haplophyllum vermiculare var. cyrenaicum Pamp. (1917)
=Ruta montbretii (DC.) Viv.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, sometimes ±woody at base, 10-60 cm tall, glabrous to pubescent; stem solitary, or often much branched from the base, with or without basal sterile shoots; leaves alternate, obovate to linear, 0,5-1(-4) x 0,3-0,6(-1) cm, gland-dotted[…]
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Ecology : Coastal plains, arid ground.
  Extremely variable especially in shape and size of leaves: in Somalia ±obovate, up to 1,5 x 0,8 cm.
  near sea level.
  N Africa, Egypt, Sinai; SE Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Arabian Peninsula, eastwards to Pakistan (approximate-distribution map in Townsend, o. c.: 17).

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

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Battandier, J.A & L.C. Trabut (1888). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(1): 180 
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 456 (1932). 
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 592 (1963).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1977). Flora of Libya. 50: 5
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 459 (1979).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 67 (1999).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 355
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 254
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie : catalogue synonymique commenté
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