African Plant Database

Salacia elegans Welw. ex Oliv.
Information on the genus : Salacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Salacia elegans Welw. ex Oliv. var. elegans
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Salacia floribunda Tul. (1857)
=Salacia semlikiensis var. subcordatifolia De Wild.
=Salacia zanzibarensis Vatke ex Loes.
=Salacia semlikiensis De Wild. (1923)
Taxon infra-specific
Salacia elegans var. inurbana N. Hallé
Salacia elegans Welw. ex Oliv. var. elegans
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Glabrous shrub 1-6 m tall often with climbing branches or liane 8-40 m; main stems 5-15 cm ?, pale green, smooth, rather flattened but with ridges when young, becoming reddish purple, terete (climbing shoots sometimes angled), with white lenticels.
Ecology : Evergreen forest; fringing forest; thick deciduous woodland; regrowth; isolated rocks; wooded rocky ridges; swampy forests; thickets; lake-shore thickets and on rocks. 1-1650 m alt.
  Very variable, in leaf-size, degree of toothing of leaf margins, length of inflorescence peduncles (cf. Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Celastraceae: 36, 1994 and Hawthorne & Jongkind, o.c.: 694).
  Comoro Isl.
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Record n°175255
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