African Plant Database

Olax latifolia Engl.
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 1: 146 (1897)
Information on the genus : Olax
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Olax pynaertii De Wild. (1907)
=Olax longifolia Engl. (1899)
=Olax tessmannii Engl. (1909)
=Olax zenkeri Engl. (1899)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub, or tree, 0,5-3 m tall; bark grey, longitudinally ridged; branches green, 4-sided; leaves glabrous, very variable (7-22 x 3-10 cm); flowers pink, in axillary racemes, stamens 6, staminodes 3; calyx accrescent, enclosing completely the orange fruit.
Ecology : Forest on firm ground; river banks; rocks.
  1-1585 m alt.

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
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 17727
Record n°17727
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