African Plant Database

Antidesma venosum E. Mey. ex Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Protologue : Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 3 15: 232 (1851)
Information on the genus : Antidesma
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Antidesma fuscocinerea Beille (1908)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Spreading, sometimes scrambling, deciduous shrub or evergreen tree, 1-9(-15) m tall; bole 10-20 cm Ø; branched from the base or with a clear bole to 4,5 m high; branches sometimes drooping; crown often dense.
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Ecology : Forest edges; riverine (with Kigelia africana) and lakeshore vegetation; open forest with Brachystegia or Isoberlinia; sandy banks and alluvial soils of permanent and seasonal rivers and lakes; mixed deciduous Acacia and miombo woodlands; etc...
  Namibia, Caprivi Strip, Botswana, S. Africa; ? Madagascar.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Tree, Shrub - Ht 0.55 - 8 m. Alt: 7 - 1220 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:202, 331 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 78 (1949).
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 45[3&4]: t.1795 (1978).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 75 (1985).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 206 (1991).
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