1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hygrophila R.Br.
      1. Hygrophila odora (Nees) T.Anderson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Acanthaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    An aromatic viscid herb, up to 2-3 ft. high, woody at the base
    Flowers
    Pink, purple-lilac (or sometimes white) flowers a musk-like scent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burkina, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone

    Hygrophila odora (Nees) T.Anderson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1980 Jansen, J.W.A. [1483], Liberia K000354694
    Jan 1, 1980 Jansen, J.W.A. [1889], Liberia K000354699
    Nov 1, 1964 Morton, J.K. [829], Sierra Leone K000354692
    Mar 12, 1964 Adam, J.-.G. [3288], Guinea K000354689
    Jan 9, 1963 Bodard, M. [s.n.], Senegal K000354687
    May 23, 1960 Srusa, E. [2668], Guinea-Bissau K000354688
    Scott Elliot, G.F. [4723], Sierra Leone K000393790
    Pobéguin, M. [985], Guinea K000354691
    Heudelot [807], Gambia K000393789
    Langdale-Brown, I. [2634], Guinea K000354690
    Crisp, D. [s.n.], Sierra Leone K000354693

    First published in J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 22 (1863)

    Accepted by

    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • F.W.T.A., ed, 1, 2: 247, excl. syn. H. acutisepala of Chev. Bot. 492, not of Burkill (as to Chev. 2793)
    • Benoist in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 60: 332 (1913)
    • F.T.A. 5: 33
    • in J. Linn. Soc. 7: 22 (1863)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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