African Plant Database

Alchornea laxiflora (Benth.) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Information on the genus : Alchornea
Basionym : Lepidoturus laxiflorus Benth.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lepidoturus laxiflorus Benth. (1877)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Alchornea engleri Pax (1909)
=Alchornea schlechteri Pax (1909)
=Macaranga thonneri De Wild. (1911)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub, ± erect, monoecious but functionally dioecious, coppicing from 1 m height, or scandent, densely and irregularly branched deciduous tree of open habit to 8-10 m tall, but more commonly not exceeding 4,5 m, and spreading to 9 m across;
Ecology : Evergreen forest, associated bushland in fire-protected places; deciduous and riverine thickets near the coast; mixed deciduous woodland; often on rocky outcrops; swamp forest (mushitu); Celtis-Aningera altissima forest; sea-level-1000-1600 m alt.
  S. Africa (Transvaal).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Tree, Shrub - Ht 0.7 - 5 m. Alt: 30 - 576 m. Distribution: LP, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 205
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 275 (2006).
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carte afrique num 107921
Record n°107921
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