African Plant Database

Oldfieldia somalensis (Chiov.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Information on the genus : Oldfieldia
Basionym : Cecchia somalensis Chiov.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cecchia somalensis Chiov. (1932)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Paivaeusa orientalis Mildbr. (1935)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched evergreen tree 4-20 m, with widely-spreading branches; twigs relatively slender, with leaf-scar margins not or scarcely raised.
Ecology : Dry evergreen and semi-deciduous forest; rocky inselbergs in Brachystegia woodland; dense mixed coastal forest with abundant lianes, on dunes and sandy soil, with Brachystegia, Cynometra, Trachylobium, Albizia, Craibia, Mimusops; ± 20-500 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 290 (2006).
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