African Plant Database

Dichapetalum edule Engl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 46: 571 (1912) 
Information on the genus : Dichapetalum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane, scandent shrub, or shrub to 2 m tall; stem and branches glabrous, with small lenticels; branchlets, stipules and petioles densely golden-brown velutinous or hispidulous; stipules rather long-persistent.
Ecology : Evergreen or deciduous bush and thickets on sandy red loam; 50-800 m alt.
  Some specimens from SE Tanzania, Kilwa District, share features with D. deflexum (fide Breteler in Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Dichapet. : 7, 1988).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 20
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carte afrique num 13443
Record n°13443
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