African Plant Database


Balanites pedicellaris Mildbr. & Schltr.
Family : Balanitaceae
Family (APGIII) : ZYGOPHYLLACEAE
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 51: 162 (1913) 
Information on the genus : Balanites
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Balanites pedicellaris Mildbr. & Schltr. subsp. pedicellaris (1913)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Balanites australis Bremek. (1933)
=Balanites horrida Mildbr. & Schltr. (1913)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Balanites pedicellaris Mildbr. & Schltr. subsp. pedicellaris (1913)
Balanites pedicellaris subsp. somalensis (Mildbr. & Schltr.) Sands (1983)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched shrub, or tree, deciduous, with pendulous branches, 1-9 m tall, multistemmed or with a fluted trunk (variable in shape and size); crown rounded; branches rather stiff, usually spiny, spines rather stout, 5-14 cm long, arising 0,5-1,2(-2,6).
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Ecology : Dry bushy or open woodland; deciduous bushland and scrub on sandy or alluvial soils; (saline) alluvial flood plains or dark hard-pan, amongst scattered trees often near luggas; 1-1450(-1700) m alt. S. Africa, Swaziland.
 
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Map
carte afrique num 174174
 
Record n°174174
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