African Plant Database

Suriana maritima L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 284 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Suriana
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 0,5-2(-8) m tall, much-branched, spreading; all young parts densely pubescent, hairs partly glandular-capitate; wood very hard; stems grey-green, with conspicuous leaf-scars; leaves simple, sessile, crowded, thick, linear, 1-4x0,3 cm[…]
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Ecology : Seashores just above the high-water mark, beach crests, cliff ledges above the sea; also on landward side of Avicennia mangrove; on coral or sand; locally common; – Dispersed by sea water (can float at least 5 months).
  from sea-level to just above it. In herbaria sometimes confused with Pemphis acidula (Lythraceae) which has solitary 6-merous flowers (not 5-merous) and long calyx tube.
  Pantropical(not in W Africa).Mascarenes,Madagascar.In the Pacific-and Indian Oceans usually on small isolated islands or atolls,not in Hawaii. E Asia from Sri Lanka to Taiwan,Phillipines to Queensland;West Indies,Florida Keys,Yucatan, Brazil
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Halophyte; Dry, Subarid; ; 0-499 m; distribution: Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa, Asia, Australasia/Pacific, New World,
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