African Plant Database


Olax dissitiflora Oliv.
Family : OLACACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 1: 350 (1868)
Information on the genus : Olax
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Olax andronensis Baker (1889)
=Olax stuhlmannii Engl. (1899)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen or semi-deciduous glabrous shrub or (mostly) tree 3-12 m tall; crown rounded, low, spreading; bark smooth, light grey; young branches flexuous; flowers white, sweet-scented, solitary or in short axillary racemes; […]
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland; relic or riverine thickets; lowland dry evergreen forest; river banks, flood-plains, sandy slopes near rivers; rocky outcrops.
  1-1600 m alt.
  Caprivi Strip, Botswana, S. Africa, Swaziland; Madagascar. Not in SE Kenya (= O. obtusifolia).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 5 - 12 m. Alt: 40 - 1280 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, KN, LP, MP, SWZ
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Tree; Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Forest; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1963). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 2[1]: 332
  • (1968). Flora of Tropical East Africa Olacaceae: 9

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 231 (1937).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 159
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 17723
 
Record n°17723
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