Taxon: Ammannia baccifera L.

Genus: Ammannia
Family: Lythraceae
Nomen number: 401549
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:120. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-May-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • amania  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed; Econ FWeed)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania ; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea ; Ethiopia ; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola ; Malawi ; Mozambique ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana ; Namibia ; South Africa ; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Ghana ; Nigeria
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar ; Mauritius Rodrigues
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Oman ; Yemen
    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan
    • China: China Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hebei, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shanxi, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
    • Middle Asia: Tajikistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan ; India ; Nepal ; Pakistan ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia ; Laos ; Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Malaysia ; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Russian Federation-European part European part

  • Naturalized

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan Honshu
  • Europe

    • Southwestern Europe: Spain
  • Pacific

    • Northwestern Pacific: Palau
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Guadeloupe ; Jamaica ; Puerto Rico ; St. Lucia


  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. (F Mascar)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  • Figueiredo, E. & G. F. Smith Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 2008 (Pl Angol)
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2. 1992 (L Oman)
  • Graham, S. A. 1985. A revision of Ammannia (Lythraceae) in the Western Hemisphere J. Arnold Arbor. 66:405.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  • Press, J. R. et al. Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal (on-line resource). 2000- (L Nepal Online)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  • Reed, C. F. Economically important foreign weeds: potential problems in the United States. 1977 (Econ FWeed)
  • Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson Flora of Hassan district. (F Hassan)
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  • Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. (F Okin)
  • Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Ammannia baccifera L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.