African Plant Database


Maerua angolensis DC.
Family : CAPPARACEAE
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 1: 254 (1824)
Information on the genus : Maerua
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Maerua angolensis DC. subsp. angolensis (1824)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Maerua bukobensis Gilg & Gilg-Ben. (1915)
=Maerua currorii Hook. f.
=Maerua emarginata Schinz
=Maerua lucida Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1847)
=Maerua retusa Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1847)
=Maerua senegalensis R. Br. ex A. Rich. (1830)
=Maerua tomentosa Pax (1891)
=Maerua floribunda Fenzl (1844) non Sim
 
Taxon infra-specific
Maerua angolensis DC. subsp. angolensis (1824)
Maerua angolensis var. africana Kers (1993)
Maerua angolensis var. socotrana Schweinf. ex Balf. f. (1993)
Maerua angolensis var. heterophylla Welw. ex Oliv.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or small tree, to 10 m, often rather rambling, with spreading 'or drooping branches.
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland and bushland, scattered-tree grassland and edges of rain-forest, also coral-strands; 0-1700 m alt. (E Africa) – Sandy or stony soil, rocky crests, savanna with Acacia and Ziziphus (Cameroon) – Sand near water (Mali).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BERHAUT, J. (1967). Flore du Sénégal (éd. 2).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice. 1: 122
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 39
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 141901
 
Record n°141901
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