African Plant Database

Dovyalis spinosissima Gilg
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 40: 509 (1908)
Information on the genus : Dovyalis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dovyalis maliformis Gilg (1925)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched shrub or shrubby tree, 2-8(-10) m tall, often multistemmed from the base; distal part of the branches pendulous; stem with conical (sometimes slightly recurved) bark-covered spines 2(-5) cm long; branches slender.
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Ecology : Openings and margins of rain-forest; dry evergreen and riverine forest; also secondary growth and bushland; tiny forest patch in Malawi (Mpita); savanna woodland; gallery forest; even swamps; 700-2040 m alt.
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Record n°16944 modified 2007-05-07
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