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Mystroxylon aethiopicum (Thunb.) Loes.
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. 2-4: 223 (1897)
Information on the genus : Mystroxylon
Basionym : Cassine aethiopica Thunb.
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mystroxylon aethiopicum (Thunb.) Loes. subsp. aethiopicum (1897)
 Mystroxylon confertiflorum Tul.
 Mystroxylon goetzei Loes. (1899)
 Mystroxylon ussanguense Loes. (1901)
 Elaeodendron aethiopicum (Thunb.) Oliv. (1868)
 Cassine aethiopica Thunb. (1818)
 Cassine velutinum (Harv.) Loes.
 Cassine confertiflora (Tul.) Loes. (1893)
 Elaeodendron athranthum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) C. Presl (1845)
 Mystroxylon athranthum Eckl. & Zeyh. (1836)
 Elaeodendron velutinum Harv. (1863)
 Mystroxylon kubu Eckl. & Zeyh. (1834)
 Mystroxylon nyasicum Dunkley (1936)
 Mystroxylon pubescens Eckl. & Zeyh. (1834)
 Mystroxylon sessiliflorum Eckl. & Zeyh. (1834)
 Mystroxylon spilocarpum Eckl. & Zeyh. (1834)
 Elaeodendron confertifolium (Tul.) Szyszyl. (1888)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Elaeodendron oliganthum Baker (1883)
=Elaeodendron gymnosporoides Baker (1886)
=Elaeodendron nitidulum Baker (1884)
=Elaeodendron pilosum Baker (1883)
=Elaeodendron vaccinioides Baker (1884)
=Cassine engleriana Loes. (1893)
=Mystroxylon englerianum (Loes.) Loes. (1897)
=Cassine holstii Loes. (1894)
=Mystroxylon holstii (Loes.) Loes. (1897)
=Mystroxylon aethiopicum var. pubescens (Oliv.) Brenan
=Cassine pubescens (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kuntze
=Cassine sphaerophylla (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kuntze
=Elaeodendron sphaerophyllum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) C. Presl (1845)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Mystroxylon aethiopicum (Thunb.) Loes. subsp. aethiopicum (1897)
Mystroxylon aethiopicum subsp. schlechteri (Loes.) R.H. Archer (1997)
Mystroxylon aethiopicum subsp. burkeanum (Sond.) R.H. Archer (2002)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen, rarely deciduous shrub or tree 1-20 m tall; or scrambling shrub branched from the base, stems numerous, with Rhamnoid habit; branches drooping, bole short, crown narrow; bark rough, dark brown,[…]
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Ecology : Large ecological amplitude. Evergreen forest and scrub; Juniperus forest; rain-forests; banks of streams in wet forests; open or coastal woodland; often on termite hills; stony bushy places; sandy secondary thickets; savannas; xerophyllous forests[…] 0-3000 m alt.
  Very variable.
  Very similar to the S. African Maytenus peduncularis except for the drupaceous fruit.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 212
 
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