African Plant Database

Maerua oblongifolia (Forssk.) A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 32. t. 6 (1847)  
Information on the genus : Maerua
Basionym : Capparis oblongifolia Forssk.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Capparis oblongifolia Forssk. (1775)
 Niebuhria oblongifolia (Forssk.) DC.
 Streblocarpus oblongifolius (Forssk.) Endl. ex Walp.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Maerua dolichobotrys Gilg & Gilg-Ben. (1915)
=Maerua lanzae Fiori (1911)
=*Maerua racemosa Lanza (1909) (1909), non Vahl (1790)
=Maerua virgata Gilg (1904)
=Streblocarpus angustifolia (A. Rich.) Endl. ex Walp.
=Maerua angustifolia A. Rich. (1832)
=Maerua scebelensis Chiov. (1927)
=Maerua dasyura Gilg & Gilg-Ben. (1915)
=Maerua rogeonii A. Chev. (1932)
=Maerua oblongifolia var. amphilahensis (A. Terracc.) Pirotta
=Maerua amphilahensis A. Terracc. (1894)
=Maerua lanzae Gilg & Gilg-Ben.
=Maerua albomarginata Gilg & Gilg-Ben. (1915)
=Maerua camporum Gilg & Gilg-Ben. (1915)
=*Maerua erythreae Gilg & Gilg-Ben. ex Engl. (1915)
=Maerua oblongifolia var. angustifolia Becc. ex Martelli
=Maerua oblongifolia var. pallida Pirotta
=Capparis mithridatica Forssk.
=Maerua oblongifolia var. mithridatica (Forssk.) Pirotta
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Scrambling shrub, to 6 m, or suffrutescent….
Ecology : Grassland with scattered trees (Acacia), deciduous bushland and semi-desert scrub in dry, stony and sandy places; 200-1420 m alt. Arabia. Exceedingly variable species, very close to M. macrantha.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

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: 60
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 202 (2006).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 176 (1999).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:175 (2012)
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carte afrique num 12551
Record n°12551
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