Forsskaolea viridis

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Forsskaolea viridis


Taxonavigation: Rosales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Rosales

Familia: Urticaceae
Tribus: Forsskaoleae
Genus: Forsskaolea
Species: Forsskaolea viridis


Forsskaolea viridis Ehrenb. ex Desf., Tabl. École Bot., ed. 3 (Cat. Pl. Horti Paris.) 347. (1829)

  • Type locality: "Ex horto berolin." Cultivated in the Paris Botanical Garden.
  • Lectotype: (designated by Friis 1982, Taxon 31: 729.): Herb. Desfontaines in Herb. Webb #s.n.; FI-W. Isotypes?: Ehrenberg, C.G. #s.n. GOET011431, GOET011433


  • Homotypic
    • Chamaedryfolia viridis (Ehrenb. ex Desf.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 625. (1891)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Govaerts 2019, Hassler 2019)
    • Forsskaolea eenii Rendle, J. Bot. 55: 203. (1917)
      • Type locality: Namibia. Damara Land.
      • Holotype: Een, T.G. BM.
  • (ref. Hassler 2019)
    • Forsskaolea viridis var. ehrenbergii Solms


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • Northern Africa
      • Egypt
    • Macaronesia
      • Cape Verde
    • Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya, Tanzania
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Angola
    • Southern Africa
      • Namibia
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Arabian Peninsula
      • Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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