African Plant Database

Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 1193 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Ximenia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ximenia americana L. var. americana (1753)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ximenia americana var. microphylla Welw. ex Oliv.
=Ximenia rogersii Burtt Davy (1932)
=Ximenia americana var. sphaerica Chiov.
=Ximenia americana var. oxyprena Chiov.
=Ximenia americana var. inermis Hochst.
=Ximenia laurina Delile
=Ximenia spinosa Salisb.
Taxon infra-specific
Ximenia americana L. var. americana (1753)
Ximenia americana var. caffra (Sond.) Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or treelet 3-8 m tall, usually with sharp straight axillary spines 6-12 mm long, sometimes bearing leaves, or the lateral shoots ending in a spine, sometimes unarmed; with the habit of a lemon or a Tangerine orange (Welwitsch);[…]
Ecology : Savanna; forest thickets. – See below under the varieties.
  Very variable in leaf texture.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo; Botswana, Namibia, Caprivi Strip, S. Africa, Swaziland; Madagascar (var. caffra).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:353 (2012)
More info on :
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
carte afrique num 176497
Record n°176497 modified 2007-04-20
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