African Plant Database


Parinari capensis Harv.
Family : CHRYSOBALANACEAE
Protologue : Harv. & Sond. Fl. Cap. 2: 597 (1862) 
Information on the genus : Parinari
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Parinari capensis Harv. subsp. capensis (1862)
 Parinari pumila Mildbr. (1922)
 Parinari capensis f. obtusifolia Cavaco
 Ferolia capensis (Harv.) Kuntze
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Parinari capensis subsp. latifolia (Oliv.) R.A. Graham
=Parinari latifolia (Oliv.) Exell
=Parinari capensis var. latifolia Oliv.
=Parinari curatellifolia var. fruticulosa R. E. Fr.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Parinari capensis Harv. subsp. capensis (1862)
Parinari capensis subsp. incohata F. White (1976)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous geoxylic suffrutex with very long branched rhizomes 4-8 mm Ø;
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Ecology : Edges of dambos, on sandy, especially seasonally waterlogged oligotrophic soils and on Kalahari sands, where trees are absent, forming large patches not touched by cattle; secondary grassland following destruction of woodland by fire and cultivation; etc.
  Very variable in leaf shape: from very narrow to very broad; in general vigour and in position of inflorescence.
  Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa (Transvaal, Natal, Swaziland).
  Comprises 2 subspp. (subsp. incohata in the coastal plain of SE part of area with Diospyros lycioides, D. galpinii, Hyphaene natalensis, Syzygium cordatum, Garcinia livingstonei, at 0-100 m alt.).
  Seems to be the most abundant and most widely distributed species among the geoxylic suffrutices. Closely related to the sympatric P. curatellifolia (a woodland species) but true intermediates do not seem to occur.
 
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Map
carte afrique num 174321
 
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