African Plant Database

Alysicarpus ovalifolius (Schumach.) J. Léonard
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État 24(1): 88 (1954)
Information on the genus : Alysicarpus
Basionym : Hedysarum ovalifolium Schumach.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hedysarum ovalifolium Schumach. (1827)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Alysicarpus vaginalis var. paniculatus Baker f.
=Alysicarpus paradoxus Boivin ex Baill. (1884)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or spreading annual herb, sometimes woody at the base, 20-60 cm tall; stems puberulous or pubescent, later almost glabrous.
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Ecology : Grassland with scattered trees; in grass in very rocky places; waste ground; weed in cultivations; sandy open places; sometimes very common; disturbed places; sandy river beds; in soil pockets or cracks in granite outcrops; etc..
  Socotra; Madagascar; Comoros; SE Asia.
  MANNETJE, L. (2002). Alysicarpus ovalifolius (Schumach.) J. Léonard. In: OYEN, L. P. A. & R. H. M. J. LEMMENS,
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid, Dry; Inselberg/Rock Face, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Comoros, Africa, Asia,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
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  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:220 (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
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