African Plant Database

Oncoba spinosa Forssk.
Protologue : Fl. Aegypt. Arab. 103; A. Rich. in Guill. & Perr. Fl. Seneg. Tent. 32. t. 10.
Information on the genus : Oncoba
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Oncoba spinosa Forssk. subsp. spinosa
Taxon infra-specific
Oncoba spinosa Forssk. subsp. spinosa
Oncoba spinosa subsp. sidamensis Cufod. (1960)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 3-4 m tall, or tree to 10(-13) m, much-branched, with bushy crown; branches and branchlets with straight, sharp, axillary spines to 7 cm long.
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Ecology : Forest edges; riverine forest and bushland; Brachystegia woodland; hardpan; 1-1800 m alt. Comprises 2 subspp. S. Africa, Namibia, Botswana; tropical Arabia.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 70
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:339 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 229
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 362
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Record n°176445 modified 2007-03-30
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