African Plant Database

Zygophyllum orbiculatum Welw. ex Oliv.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 1: 285 (1868)
Information on the genus : Zygophyllum
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Roepera orbiculata (Welw. ex Oliv.) Beier & Thulin (- fide Pl. Syst. Evol. 240(1-4): 32 (2003).)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Roepera orbiculata (Welw. ex Oliv.) Beier & Thulin (2003)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Fleshy shrub 30-75 cm tall; stems numerous from a widely creeping rootstock, oblique or nodding, woody at base, cylindrical, dichotomously branched; branches jointed, gradually thickened towards the nodes.
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Ecology : Sandy or stony places with Sesameae, Z. simplex and Vogelia africana; dry rocky places; maritime sandy places; Not in Namibia (= Z. stapffii Schinz).
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Record n°124525 modified 2007-03-15
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