African Plant Database

Olax gossweileri Exell & Mendonça
Protologue : Bol. Soc. Brot., Ser. 2 25: 109 (1951)
Information on the genus : Olax
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ximenia americana auct. sensu Exell 1927 p.p. (Gossweiler)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous shrub or tree to 5 m tall, with glabrous branchlets and subsessile leaves; flowers rather large with 3 petals, 3 stamens and (2-)3 staminodes; calyx non-accrescent.
Ecology : Meadow near stream.
  c. 50 m alt. Resembling O. obtusifolia (with 5-6 staminodes).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • 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
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 17726
Record n°17726
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