African Plant Database

Ptychopetalum anceps Oliv.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 1: 347 (1868)
Information on the genus : Ptychopetalum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Olax anceps (Oliv.) Roberty
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 0,5-3 m tall, glabrous; branches acutely angled ; branchlets green, strongly 2-winged; leaves sessile, 5-11(-17) x 2-4(-6) cm, with base often cordate and surrounding the twigs; flower buds very acute, 7 mm long, enclosed by large bracts[…]
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Ecology : Evergreen and deciduous moist forests, common in understorey; also coastal, and inland on river banks.
  Seen from a distance confused with Oxystigma oxyphyllum (Harms) J. Léonard (Caesalpiniaceae). Resembling an Olax species.
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carte afrique num 17756
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