African Plant Database

Allophylus rubifolius (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl.
Information on the genus : Allophylus
Basionym : Schmidelia rubifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Allophylus rubifolius (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl. var. rubifolius
 Schmidelia rubifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1847)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Allophylus erlangeri Gilg ex Chiov.
=*Allophylus erlangeri Gilg ex Engl. (1921)
=Allophylus fischeri Gilg (1897)
=Allophylus tristis Radlk. (1908)
Taxon infra-specific
Allophylus rubifolius (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl. var. rubifolius
Allophylus rubifolius var. rhusiphyllus (Balf. f.) Friis & Vollesen (1996)
Allophylus rubifolius var. alnifolius (Baker) Friis & Vollesen (1996)
Allophylus rubifolius var. dasystachys (Gilg) Verdc. (1998)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bushy shrub or tree 1-3-7(-12) m tall, occasionally a climber or creeper; bark grey, smooth or rough; branchlets, leaves and inflorescences glabrous to sparsely pubescent or brownish or greyish white pubescent to tomentose.
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Ecology : In a great variety of habitats from dry bushland, woodland, thickets, along rivers to dry forest and coastal moist forest; 1-2250 m alt.
  Very variable. Forest forms tend to have larger leaves, whitish pubescence and sometimes branched inflorescences
  S. Africa, Swaziland (var. rubifolius); Yemen (Edinb. J. Bot. 65: 123, 2008), Saudi Arabia (SW heights), Oman (var. rubifolius); Socotra (var. rhusiphyllus).
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carte afrique num 176514
Record n°176514 modified 2010-05-28
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