African Plant Database

Morus mesozygia Stapf
Protologue : J. Bot. (Morot) 22: 99 (1909)
Notes : (Stapf in A.Chev.)
Information on the genus : Morus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Morus lactea (Sim) Mildbr.
=Morus mesozygia var. lactea (Sim) A. Chev. (1909)
=Celtis lactea Sim (1909)
=Morus mesozygia var. sanda A. Chev. (1909)
=Morus mesozygia var. colossea A. Chev. (1909)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 6 m or tree 10-40 m tall with a crown spread of 25 m, deciduous or rarely evergreen, dioecious; bole straight, clear to 20 m height, 0,3-0,7 m Ø; crown very leafy, umbrella-shaped; bark smooth, pinkish grey with white blotches […]
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Ecology : Rain-forest, forests of drier regions; semi-deciduous forests, gallery, forests bordering savannas; often along streams or lakes; also in secondary forests or as solitary trees after clearing; coastal evergreen forests; gully[…] from sea-level to 1650 alt.
  Planted as a shade or street tree in W Africa. Wood used for furniture
  NE S. Africa. Perhaps also in Benin and to be searched for there.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 141 (1992).
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