African Plant Database

Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. ex Arn.
Protologue : J. Bot. (Hooker) 3: 155, in obs. (1840)
Information on the genus : Apodytes
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. ex Arn. var. dimidiata
 Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. ex Arn. subsp. dimidiata
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Apodytes dimidiata subsp. acutifolia (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Cufod.
=Apodytes acutifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1847)
=Apodytes dimidiata var. acutifolia (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Boutique (1960)
=Apodytes bequaertii De Wild. (1923)
=Jobalboa aberdarica Chiov. (1935)
=Apodytes stuhlmannii Engl. (1893)
=Apodytes hazomaitso Danguy (1922)
=Apodytes dimidiata var. hazomaitso (Danguy) H. Perrier (1952)
=Icacina mauritiana Miers (1851)
=Apodytes frappieri Cordem. (1895)
=Apodytes mauritiana Benth. & Hook. f. (1862)
=Apodytes inversa Baill. ex Grandid. (1892)
=Apodytes dimidiata var. inversa (Baill. ex Grandid.) H. Perrier (1952)
=Apodytes dimidiata f. farinosa H. Perrier (1944)
=Apodytes dimidiata var. ikongoensis H. Perrier (1944)
=Apodytes dimidiata f. microphylla H. Perrier (1944)
=Apodytes dimidiata var. imerinensis (Baker) H. Perrier
=Apodytes emirnensis Baker (1886)
Taxon infra-specific
Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. ex Arn. var. dimidiata
Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. ex Arn. subsp. dimidiata
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree 5-25(-30) m, or (sometimes flowering as a) much branched shrub 4-5 m tall; bole dbh to 80 cm Ø, fluted in larger trees; heart-wood extremely hard, pink or pale violet; bark smooth, grey;[…]
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Ecology : Coastal evergreen (clump) bushland; fringing forest in Brachystegia-Julbernardia woodland; mountain grassland; Podocarpus-Olea-Syzygium upland rain-forest, often remaining as solitary trees in grassland after forest clearing;[…] 0-450 m (coast), 750-2600 m alt.
  Variable in leaf shape and hairiness of ovary and fruit, with a geographical trend; acute leaf apex and glabrous fruit (Ethiopia-Tanzania; var. acutifolia); specimens from S. Africa with pubescent fruit (var. dimidiata).
  S. Africa, Swaziland; Madagascar, Mascarenes, Aldabra; S. India, Sri Lanka (map in Sleumer Fl. Males., Sér. 1, 7: 49, 1972).
Biol./Eco : Tree; Humid; Forest; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 288
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