African Plant Database

Maclura africana (Bureau) Corner
Information on the genus : Maclura
Basionym : Cardiogyne africana Bureau
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cardiogyne africana Bureau
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Milicia spinosa Sim
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tangled shrub or treelet, much-branched, or scrambler to 7-8 m tall, dioecious; branches long, weak, straggling, climbing, arching or drooping; branchlets to 10 cm long, ending in a straight or slightly curved spine; leafy twigs 1-4 mm thick[…]
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Ecology : Acacia woodland and scrub; rocky hillsides; riverine scrub; along the coast in bushland and dry evergreen forest, forest margins and on sand dunes; extending inland mainly along rivers; sometimes in saline places; pan edges; coral rocks; locally common.
  0-1000 m alt.
  S. Africa, NE Swaziland; Madagascar, NW coast: Sambirano (a single collection, 1912).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub, Climber- Ht 2 - 12 m. Alt: 275 - 790 m. Distribution: LP, MP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 502 (2006).
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