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Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Information on the genus : Bridelia
Basionym : Candelabria micrantha Hochst.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Candelabria micrantha Hochst.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bridelia stenocarpa Müll. Arg. (1864)
=Bridelia zanzibarensis Vatke & Pax (1892)
=Bridelia mildbraedii Gehrm.
=Bridelia gambecola Baill. (1860)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub, sometimes scandent, or much-branched tree 2-18(-27) m tall; bole 2-25(-50) cm Ø; with spreading or often pendulous branches; trunk and branches usually with scattered woody thorns.
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Ecology : Evergreen forest, generally at edges or in regrowth, associated bushland and thicket; along rivers, by lakes and swamps; gully forest; miombo, woodlands; seasonally flooded grassland, dambos; swamp forest and mangrove swamp margins; etc...
  S. Africa; Réunion.
  Comprises 2 vars.: var. micrantha and var. gambicola (Baill.) Müll. Arg. (bas.: B. gambicola Baill.).
  CHEEK, M. & al. Pl. Kupe..., Cameroon: 284, 2004, treat B. micrantha and B. stenocarpa separate.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Tree, Shrub - Ht 2 - 20 m. Alt: 300 - 1830 m. Distribution: 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 : 105
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:313, 328 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 224

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 79 (1949).
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 578 (1966).
  • HARTMAN, C.J. & C.J. THUNBERG (1986). Genera Graminum in Scandinavia Indigenorum recognita : 412
  • TREGOLD M.H., H.M. BIEGEL & H. ASHTON (1986). Food plants of Zimbabwe: With Old and New Ways of Preparation : 90
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 207 (1991).
  • Trees Natal, Zululand & Transkei : 218 (1993).
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