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This species is accepted, and its native range is Africa to Myanmar.
Aerva javanica

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Plant frequently suffruticose or growing in erect clumps, 0.3–1.5 m, branched from about the base, stems simple or with long ascending branches, ± densely whitish- or yellowish-tomentose or pannose, when very dense the indumentum often appearing tufted
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, varying from linear to ± round, equally variable in size, ± densely white- or yellowish-pannose but usually more thinly so and greener on the upper surface, sessile or shortly petiolate
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina Leaf margin
Margins flat or ± involute (when strongly so the leaves frequently ± falcate-recurved)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes white to creamy-pink, cylindrical, dense and stout (to c. 10 x 1 cm) to slender and interrupted with lateral globose clusters
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dioecious, male spikes slender (though not all slender spikes are male) Male flowers smaller, the outer tepals 1.5–2.25 mm; filaments delicate, the anthers ± equalling the perianth; ovary small, style very short with a rudimentary stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Outer 2 tepals of female flowers 2–3 mm, oblong-obovate to obovate-spathulate, lanate, the yellowish midrib ceasing well below the tip; inner 3 slightly shorter, elliptic-oblong, ± densely lanate, acute, the narrow green vitta attaining 2/3 of their length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style slender, at least equalled by the filiform stigmas; filaments very reduced, without anthers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 1–1.5 mm, round, compressed.
Distribution
N1–3; C1, 2; S1–3 widespread in the drier parts of the tropics and subtropics of the Old World from Morocco south to Cameroun, across the drier regions of Africa south to Madagascar, and in Asia from Palestine and Arabia to Burma; adventive in Australia and elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 0–1630 m.
Note
The type of A. ruspolii has not been located in either FT or Z, and thus it has not been possible to determine its exact status. There seems nothing in the original description to separate it from A. javanica, at least specifically.

[FWTA]

Amaranthaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Erect or suberect undershrub, hoary-white, 2–4 ft. high
Ecology
In arid localities.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Western Sahara, Yemen

Aerva javanica (Burm.f.) Juss. ex Schult. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 2008 s.coll. [33b], Tanzania K000662447
Ash [883], Ethiopia 37992.000
Moseley [7], Cape Verde K001035639
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6908] K001126142
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6908] K001126136
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6908] K001126133
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6908] K001126141
Lowe, R.T. [s.n.], Cape Verde K001134139
Vogel, T. [127], Cape Verde K001035638
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6908] K001126137
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6908] K001126135
Brunner [2], Senegal K001035640
Lowe, R.T. [s.n.], Cape Verde K001134138
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6908] K001126134
Aurell [s.n.], Cape Verde K001134110
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6908], India K001126139
Wetherell [s.n.], Cape Verde K001134112
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6908] K001126138
Bushe [72], Cape Verde K001035641
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6908] K001126140
Bolle, C. [s.n.], Cape Verde K001134111
Hooker, J.D. [107], Cape Verde K001035637

First published in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Syst. Veg. 5: 565 (1819)

Accepted by

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 2: 1-429. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. & Edmandson, J.R. (eds.) (2016). Flora of Iraq 5(1): 1-284. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 9(1): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Llewellyn, O.A., Hall, M., Miller, A.G., Al-Abbasi, T.M., Al-Wetaid, A.H., Al-Harbi, R.J. & Al-Shammari, K.F. (2011). Important plant areas in the Arabian peninsula: 4. Jabal Aja Edinburgh Journal of Botany 68: 199-224.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Nasir, E. & Ali, S.I. (eds.) (1970-1995). Flora of West Pakistan 1-131.
  • Prakash, L. & Balasubramanian, P. (2018). Invasive alien flora of Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in Southern Eastern Ghats, India Indian Forester 144: 857-862.
  • Shaheen, H., Qureshi, R., Akram, A., Gulfraz, M. & Potter, D. (2014). A preliminary floristic checklist of Thal desert Punjab, Pakistan Pakistn Journal of Botany 46: 13-18.
  • Townsend, C.C. (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Amaranthaceae: 1-136.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Bot. 529.
  • Syst. Veg. 5: 565 (1819)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Aellen, P. (1972). Flora Iranica 91: 1-19. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.
  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. & Edmandson, J.R. (eds.) (2016). Flora of Iraq 5(1): 1-284. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 9(1): 1-179. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Llewellyn, O.A., Hall, M., Miller, A.G., Al-Abbasi, T.M., Al-Wetaid, A.H., Al-Harbi, R.J. & Al-Shammari, K.F. (2011). Important plant areas in the Arabian peninsula: 4. Jabal Aja Edinburgh Journal of Botany 68: 199-224.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Shaheen, H., Qureshi, R., Akram, A., Gulfraz, M. & Potter, D. (2014). A preliminary floristic checklist of Thal desert Punjab, Pakistan Pakistn Journal of Botany 46: 13-18.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by C. C. Townsend [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Pickering, H. & Awale, A. I. (2018). Introduction to plants in Central Somaliland. Ponte Invisibile, Redsea Cultural Foundation.

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