African Plant Database

Dovyalis rhamnoides (Burch. ex DC.) Burch. & Harv.
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Information on the genus : Dovyalis
Basionym : Flacourtia rhamnoides Burch. ex DC.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Flacourtia rhamnoides Burch. ex DC. (1824)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dovyalis zizyphoides E. Mey. ex Sond. (1841)
=Celastrus flexuosus Thunb. (1818)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree to 6 m tall; trunk 20 cm; branches divergent; branchlets generally with horizontal axillary slender and sharp spines to 6 cm long.
Ecology : Coastal dune scrub. S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 0.6 - 6.09 m. Alt: 5 - 1646 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • MARLOTH, HERMANN WILHELM RUDOLF (1976). Flora of Southern Africa with Synoptical Tables of the Genera of Higher Plants. Capetown 22: 86-88
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