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Schinziophyton rautanenii (Schinz) Radcl.-Sm.
Information on the genus : Schinziophyton
Basionym : Ricinodendron rautanenii Schinz
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ricinodendron rautanenii Schinz (1898)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ricinodendron viticoides Mildbr. (1935)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree to 25 m tall with a trunk to 7 m tall and 1 m Ø; twigs to 5 mm Ø, exuding white gum. Somewhat resembling a large Carica papaya.
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Ecology : Sandy soil; in well developed deciduous (mopane) woodland on Kalahari sand with Baikiaea, Guibourtia, Afzelia, Brachystegia; short grassland with scattered trees of Combretum, Terminalia, Burkea, Pterocarpus; wooded hills; sand dunes; etc...
  Namibia, Caprivi Strip, Botswana, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Tree - Ht 4.5 - 20 m. Alt: ? - 1225 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP
  • Chidumayo, E. (2016). Distribution and abundance of a keystone tree, Schinziophyton rautanenii , and factors affecting its structure in Zambia, southern Africa. Biodiversity and Conservation 25: 711-724
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