African Plant Database

Pisonia aculeata L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 1026 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Pisonia
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane, 10-30 m, with paired axillary recurved thorns, 5-10 mm long; dioecious.
Ecology : Closed forest, riverine thickets; 350-1650 m alt; collected once in Kenya (Kahamega Forest, 1550 m alt.); in western Uganda forests (Eilu in Lidia 4 / 4: 108, 1999). Tropics (possibly introduced from tropical America).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub, Climber- Ht 2 - 20 m. Alt: 6 - 165 m. Distribution: KN
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Vine; distribution: Africa. Asia, Australasia/Pacific,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1996). Flora of Tropical East Africa Nyctaginaceae: 17-19
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°18401 modified 2007-04-16
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