African Plant Database

Shirakiopsis elliptica (Hochst.) Esser
Protologue : Kew Bull. 56(4): 1018 (2001)
Information on the genus : Shirakiopsis
Basionym : Sclerocroton ellipticus Hochst.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sapium ellipticum (Hochst.) Pax (1913)
 Stillingia elliptica (Hochst.) Baill.
 Sclerocroton ellipticus Hochst. (1845)
 Shirakia elliptica (Hochst.) Kruijt
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Excoecaria manniana Müll. Arg. (1864)
=Sapium mannianum (Müll. Arg.) Hiern (1900)
=Sapium abyssinicum (Müll. Arg.) Pax
=Excoecaria abyssinica Müll. Arg. (1865)
=Sapium kerstingii Pax (1909)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous or evergreen shrub, or tree branched from the base, with bushy crown and drooping branches, 2-50 m tall; monoecious; bole clear to 12 m, 7-100 cm Ø.
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Ecology : Savanna; streamside forest in both guinean savanna and forest regions; margins of moist montane forest; occasionally an important forest component; rough hilly places among tall bushes on river bank; rain-forest periodically flooded or on firm ground; etc
  S. Africa; São Tomé, Bioko/Fernando Poo.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Tree - Ht 3 - 15 m. Alt: 30 - 1200 m. Distribution: EC, KN, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:210 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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