African Plant Database

Mallotus oppositifolius (Geiseler) Müll. Arg.
Protologue : Linnaea 34: 194 (1865)
Information on the genus : Mallotus
Basionym : Croton oppositifolius Geiseler
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mallotus oppositifolius (Geiseler) Müll. Arg. f. oppositifolius
 Mallotus oppositifolius var. pubescens Pax
 Croton oppositifolius Geiseler (1807)
 Mallotus oppositifolius (Geiseler) Müll. Arg. var. oppositifolius
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acalypha dentata Schumach. & Thonn.
=Mallotus dentatus (Baill.) Baill.
=Rottlera dentata Baill. (1861)
=Mallotus beillei A. Chev. (1920)
=Mallotus chevalieri Beille (1908)
Taxon infra-specific
Mallotus oppositifolius f. polycytotrichus Radcl.-Sm.
Mallotus oppositifolius f. glabratus (Müll. Arg.) Pax
Mallotus oppositifolius (Geiseler) Müll. Arg. f. oppositifolius
Mallotus oppositifolius var. lindicus (Radcl.-Sm.) Radcl.-Sm.
Mallotus oppositifolius (Geiseler) Müll. Arg. var. oppositifolius
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Open dioecious shrub branching low down, subscandent, or tree 2-12 m tall, but more commonly not exceeding 5 m; trunk 10 cm Ø; branches elongated, variously curved, pendulous or ascending.
  see more in the book
Ecology : Pioneer species on old farms in secondary (closed) forest and thickets; forest, edges and associated bushland or thickets; riverine with Uapaca and Manilkara; groundwater forest; secondary associations; roadsides; etc..
  Comprises 2 vars. [see more in the book]
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Tree; Dry; Forest; 0-499 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 129335
Record n°129335
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