African Plant Database

Dichapetalum mossambicense (Klotzsch) Engl.
Protologue : Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C 235 (1895)
Information on the genus : Dichapetalum
Basionym : Chailletia mossambicensis Klotzsch
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dichapetalum moçambicense (Klotzsch) Pires de Lima
 Chailletia mossambicensis Klotzsch
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dichapetalum aureonitens Engl. (1912)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane to 6 m tall, scandent shrub, or shrub to 3 m tall; branches brown to black; branchlets tomentose to hispid, or with mixture of short and long hairs; stipules palmately to pinnately lobed, ± long persistent;
Ecology : Coastal forest, forest edges; secondary bushland; evergreen coastal bush; shrub and tree savanna; dry forest; on sandy loam; 1-520 m alt.
  Seeds toxic, but fruit pulp probably edible, fide Breteler in Meded. Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen 81-10: 46, 1981.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 71 (1949).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 21
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 257 (2006).
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see under Flora of Mozambique
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Record n°13466 modified 2008-05-23
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