African Plant Database

Clutia swynnertonii S. Moore
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Information on the genus : Clutia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Very similar to C. hirsuta, but a much-branched shrub to 4 m tall without a woody rootstock, with the leaf blades to 11x4-5 cm and with the female flowers 1-3 per axil on pedicels to 6 mm long in fruit.
Ecology : Grassland; evergreen forest margins; often with Philippia scrub; in Uapaca kirkiana woodland; open mixed savanna woodland; riverine vegetation; 370-2130 m alt.
  Field studies may reveal that C. swynnertonii and C. hirsuta are two states of the same taxon.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 209 (1991).
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