African Plant Database

Olax dissitiflora Oliv.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 1: 350 (1868)
Information on the genus : Olax
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
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).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 159 (1992).
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