African Plant Database

Ximenia americana L. var. americana
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. (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.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Leaves and branches glabrous; flowers in pedunculate umbellate racemes.
Ecology : Acacia, Acacia-Balanites woodland; Combretum-Terminalia wooded grassland; dry lowland woodland; rocky hillslopes; riverine and coastal formations.
  1-2100 m alt
  Occurs over the whole range of the species.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 1 - 5 m. Alt: 30 - 1646 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 117 (1985).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 513 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 17714
Record n°17714
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