African Plant Database

Pyrenacantha kaurabassana Baill.
Protologue : Adansonia sér.1 10: 272 (1872)
Information on the genus : Pyrenacantha
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pyrenacantha kamassana Baill. (1872)
=Pyrenacantha vitifolia Engl. (1895)
=Pyrenacantha menyharthii Schinz
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing or trailing dioecious plant with annual herbaceous stems to 3 mm long, all parts hispid; from a perennial subterranean subglobose tuber 15-30 cm Ø; leaves olive green, very variable in shape, 7-9 x 5-7 cm,[…]
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Ecology : Bushland, dry woodland, among rocks, on rocky outcrops, coral, and termite mounds; Anogeissus-Pterocarpus and Acacia woodland, on grey sandy soil; rarely under Brachystegia or cashew, on the Kenyan coast.
  1-1550 m alt.
  S. Africa, Swaziland.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub, Geophyte, Climber- Ht up to 3 m. Alt: 45 - 610 m. Distribution: KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 383 (2006).
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