African Plant Database

Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Protologue : Hort. Suburb. Calcutt. 152 (1845)
Information on the genus : Flueggea
Basionym : Phyllanthus virosus Roxb. ex Willd.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Phyllanthus virosus Roxb. ex Willd. (1805)
 Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt subsp. virosa
 Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill. (1865)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Flueggea angulata Baill. (1860)
=Xylophylla obovata Willd. (1809)
=Flueggea obovata (Willd.) Wall. (1828)
=Securinega obovata (Willd.) Müll. Arg. (1866)
=Flueggea comorensis Bojer (1837)
=Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Royle (1836)
=Flueggea microcarpa Blume (1825)
=Flueggea senensis Klotzsch
=Securinega microcarpa (Blume) Pax & K. Hoffm. ex Aubrév.
Taxon infra-specific
Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt subsp. virosa
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous unarmed sometimes scandent shrub or tree 1-4,5(-6) m tall; bark grey-brown, smooth, fissuring or roughened; branches erect or arching; twigs virgate, slender.
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Ecology : Open Acacia-Combretum woodland; riverine forest on alluvial flats; black cotton soil and well-drained rocky slopes; forest edges and associated bushland, thickets; along watercourses into drier areas; sometimes on termite mounds; etc...
  Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa (Natal); S. Arabia, Socotra; Madagascar; Pakistan to Japan, Celebes, Timor; - subsp. melanthesoides (F. Müller) G. L. Webster in New Guinea and Australia.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 117
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 37 (2000).
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Record n°174137 modified 2012-10-08
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