African Plant Database

Acridocarpus alternifolius (Schumach. & Thonn.) Nied.
Protologue : Arb. Bot. Inst. Braunsberg 6: 53 (1915)
Information on the genus : Acridocarpus
Basionym : Malpighia alternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Malpighia alternifolia Schumach. & Thonn. (1827)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acridocarpus corymbosus Hook. f. (1848)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Glabrous climbing or scrambling shrub similar to A. longifolius.
Ecology : Secondary closed and fringing forest; coastal scrub. Decorative, worth cultivating.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 429
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