African Plant Database

Dovyalis longispina (Harv.) Warb.
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(6a): 44 (1894)
Information on the genus : Dovyalis
Basionym : Aberia longispina Harv.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aberia longispina Harv. (1862)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Dovyalis celastroides auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree to 12 m tall; branches armed with horizontal strong spines to 9 cm long by 3 mm wide at base.
Ecology : Coastal forest or transition to “thornfeld” scrub; also in secondary vegetation; sandy soil; fixing the dunes; 0-200 m alt. S. Africa (Natal).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 5 - 20 m. Alt: 5 - 105 m. Distribution: KN, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 22: 88 (1976).
  • Trees Natal, Zululand & Transkei : 336 (1993).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
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Record n°16935
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