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Aerva javanica (Burm.f.) Juss. ex Schult

This species is accepted

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Aerva javanica (Burm.f.) Juss. ex Schult., the plant is herbaceous, multi-stemmed and soft-wooded and bears broad leaves

Flowering in: Nov.-Mar

Vern: Elgaab

Phytochoria: SA+SZ

The native range of this species is Africa to Myanmar.


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Distribution in Libya
Ghat area Jabal Al-Uweinat region
(15 km) from Ghat 1976 Wadi Aghage , (70 km) from Ghat towards Algerian border 1977 Ghat (Between Acacus and Tassili Mountains) 2004 Wadi Tanezzuft 2012 Kurkur Ibrahim, Gebel Uweinat 1968  Jabal Al-Uweinat region 2008 


Bibliographic references:
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:
Jafri, S. M. H. & El-Gadi, A. (1977) Flora of Libya, Amaranthaceae Vol. (42) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest:
Alzwai, A.M.H. (2008) A study of the vegetation covers of the Jabal Al-Uweinat region in Libya. Master Thesis – Botany Department – College of Science – Garyounis University – Libya. (In Arabic)
Ahmidat, Gh. (2004) Study of the vegetation cover of the area between the Acacus Mountains and the Tassili Mountains (Ghat). Master Thesis. Department of Botany.College of Science. Sebha University. Libya. (In Arabic)
Mukassabi, T.A, Ahmidat, G., Sherif, I.M., ELMogasapi, A.(2012) Checklist and life forms of plant species in contrasting climatic zones of Libya. Biological Diversity and Conservation – 5 / 3 (2012)

plant species in contrasting climatic zones of Libya 2012