African Plant Database

Olax subscorpioidea Oliv.
Information on the genus : Olax
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Olax subscorpioidea Oliv. var. subscorpioidea (1868)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Olax chariensis A. Chev. (1913) p.p.
=Olax schlechteri Engl. (1909)
=Ptychopetalum laurentii De Wild. (1906)
=Olax gambecola auct. sensu A. Chev. 1920, non Baill.
=Olax laurentii (De Wild.) Engl.
Taxon infra-specific
Olax subscorpioidea Oliv. var. subscorpioidea (1868)
Olax subscorpioidea var. durandii (Engl.) Michaud (1966)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dense shrub or tree 4-8-10 m tall with long thin, often drooping branches; bole 10-20-30 cm Ø, 60 cm in girth; bark green, smooth; young branchlets longitudinally ridged and transversely striate; leaves dark green, glabrous[…]
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Ecology : Primary and secondary forests, jungle, forest edges, as undergrowth; deciduous and semi-deciduous moist forests, forest gallery; forming thickets in shady places of savanna; on acid soils; roadsides, old fields;[…] 1-1515 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:305 (2012)
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 539
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