African Plant Database

Maerua kirkii (Oliv.) F. White
Protologue : Bol. Soc. Brot., Ser. 2 32: 33 (1958)
Information on the genus : Maerua
Basionym : Capparis kirkii Oliv.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Capparis kirkii Oliv. (1868)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Large shrub or small evergreen tree, to 7 m.
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Ecology : Brachystegia woodland, bushland and riverine forest, often on termite-mounds (E Africa); drier types of woodland, occasionally penetrating Brachystegia woodland up to 1300 m alt. but then only on termitaria (Fl. Zambes. area); 100-1340 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 59
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 202 (2006).
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carte afrique num 12545
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