African Plant Database

Colubrina asiatica (L.) Brongn.
Protologue : Mém. Fam. Rhamnées 62 (1826); Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 10: 369 (1827)
Information on the genus : Colubrina
Basionym : Ceanothus asiaticus L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Colubrina asiatica (L.) Brongn. var. asiatica
 Ceanothus asiaticus L. (1753)
Taxon infra-specific
Colubrina asiatica (L.) Brongn. var. asiatica
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing or sprawling or scandent evergreen unarmed shrub, or rarely tree to 5 m tall; branchlets often zig-zag; younger internodes with sparse antrorse, appressed golden silky hairs; leaves shiny above; capsule yellow-reddish brown, promptly dehiscent.
Ecology : Always a strand plant from Kenya to Mozambique included Zanzibar I., Mafia I., Pemba I., Inhaca I.; sand dune; scrub; just above high tide level. 0-15m.
  “Seeds of C. asiatica float indefinitely”, …(Carlquist, Brittonia 18: 327 and fig. 4 p. 323, 1966): dispersed by seawater.
  Madagascar, Seychelles; SE Asia (type from Sri Lanka); Australia (Queensland), oceanic islands as far as 140° E. longitude in the S Pacific; also in Hawaii.
Biol./Eco : Liana; Humid, Dry, Subarid; Forest; 0-499 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa, Asia, Australasia/Pacific, New World,

Bibliography other :
  • Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 10: 369 (1827).
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