African Plant Database

Maerua grantii Oliv.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 1: 84 (1868)
Information on the genus : Maerua
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Twiggy shrub, much-branched and somewhat straggling, to 3 'm, or (after burning) flowering on erect branched almost herbaceous 'shoots 60 cm tall (geoxylic suffrutex fide Vollesen, Nord. 'J. Bot. 1: 735-740, 1981).
Ecology : Deciduous woodland, grassland with scattered trees and riverine forest; persisting on roadsides and waste places (E Africa); dry woodland or bushland or in transitional areas in Brachystegia woodland or in grassland (Fl. Zambes. area).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 59 (1991).
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