African Plant Database


Spirostachys africana Sond.
Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
Information on the genus : Spirostachys
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sapium africanum (Sond.) Kuntze (1898)
 Stillingia africana (Sond.) Müll. Arg. (1862)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Myrica holtzii Engl. & Brehmer (1917)
=Excoecaria synandra Pax (1909)
=Excoecariopsis dinteri Pax (1910)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dioecious or monoecious several-stemmed, much-branched deciduous shrub or tree with a rounded crown (2,5-)4-9(-16) m tall, often with drooping stems; wood fragrant.
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland, bushland; wooded grassland; Colophospermum mopane or mixed woodlands; sometimes in thickets; locally common and usually gregarious; the largest trees occur near streams and seasonal watercourse, etc...
  Botswana, Namibia, S Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Tree, Shrub - Ht 0.5 - 15 m. Alt: 60 - 1370 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 242 (1937).
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 580 (1966).
  • J. S. African Bot. : 321 (1976).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 77 (1985).
  • Gen. Gram. : 436 (1986).
  • Trees Natal, Zululand & Transkei : 230 (1993).
 
More info on :
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see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 107717
 
Record n°107717
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