African Plant Database

Brexia madagascariensis (Lam.) Ker Gawl.
Family : Brexiaceae
Protologue : Bot. Reg. 9, t. 730 (1823)
Information on the genus : Brexia
Basionym : Venana madagascariensis Lam.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Venana madagascariensis Lam.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen shrub or tree, much branched, glabrous, (2-)3-7(-10) m tall; stems smooth, angular when young, later terete; leaves coriaceous, shining, narrowly oblong (young shoots) to broadly obovate (mature shoots), 3,5-35 cm long, 2-7,6 cm wide[…]
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Ecology : Coastal evergreen bushland on coral, on sandy (-loamy) soil or coarse rocky ground; edges of saline water swamp forest, mangrove swamps; fringing forest and eroded ridges near the sea.
  Very variable in leaf shape, also on the same plant. Mainland material with fewer-flowered inflorescences and larger fruits (var. mossambicensis).
  0-40 m alt. Cultivated at Bayswater (England) in the early 19th century (Bot. Reg. 9).
  Madagascar, Comoro Isl., Seychelles.
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Tree; Humid; Forest; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Comoros, Africa,

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 188 (2006).
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