African Plant Database

Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult.
Protologue : Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis [Roemer & Schultes] 5: 564 (1819)
Information on the genus : Aerva
Basionym : Achyranthes lanata L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Achyranthes lanata L. (1753)
 Illecebrum lanatum (L.) L. (1771)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aerva arachnoidea Gand.
=Aerva incana Suess. (1950)
=Aerva sansibarica Suess. (1950)
=Achyranthes villosa Forssk. (1775)
=Aerva mozambicensis Gand. (1919)
=Amaranthus aervoides Hochst. & Steud. ex A. Rich.
=Aerva leucura auct. sensu Cufod. non Moq.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Wooly woody perennial herb, sometimes flowering in the first base, 3-7 mm , much-branched. the base and often also above, but stem and main basal branches often not further branched.
Ecology : Very variable ecology; common as a weed in open habitats, and on the coast (Kenya); 0-2200 m alt. Drier parts of the tropics and subtropics of the Old World.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.1 - 2 m. Alt: 60 - 1097 m. Distribution: BOT, KN, LP, MP, NW
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Africa. Asia,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa Amaranthaceae: 85-86
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[1]: 94-96
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:130 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Cap. (Thunberg) 5: 426-427 (1901). 
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 98 (1991).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 138 (1999).
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Record n°177 modified 2013-03-21
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