African Plant Database

Boscia mossambicensis Klotzsch
Protologue : Naturw. Reise Mossambique [Peters] 164
Information on the genus : Boscia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Boscia welwitschii Gilg (1895) (TA = accepted; SA = rejected)
=Boscia suaveolens Gilg & Gilg-Ben. (1903)
=Boscia hildebrandtii Gilg (1895)
=Boscia grandiflora Gilg (1895)
=Boscia carsonii Baker (1895)
=Boscia gymnosporiifolia Chiov. (1916)
=Boscia elegans Gilg (1895)
=Boscia holtzii Gilg & Gilg-Ben. (1915)
=Boscia pachyandra Gilg (1901)
=Boscia uhligii Gilg & Gilg-Ben. (1915)
=Boscia viridiflava Gilg & Gilg-Ben. (1915)
=Boscia zimmereri Gilg & Winkl. (1915)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or small tree, to 8 m, much-branched.
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Ecology : Drier types of woodland (Fl. Zambes. area) – Deciduous woodland, bushland and thickets, grassland with scattered trees; 630- 1700 m alt. (E Africa) – On a wide range of soils (Somalia). Considerable variation in leaf shape. B
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 0.6 - 5 m. Alt: 305 - 1200 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1960). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[1]: 230

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 13: 155 (1970).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 12685
Record n°12685
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