African Plant Database

Ozoroa pulcherrima (Schweinf.) R. Fern. & A. Fern.
Protologue : Bol. Soc. Brot., Ser. 2 38: 168 (1965)
Information on the genus : Ozoroa
Basionym : Anaphrenium pulcherrimum Schweinf.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anaphrenium pulcherrimum Schweinf.
 Heeria pulcherrima (Schweinf.) Kuntze
 Rhus pulcherrima (Schweinf.) Oliv.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Rhus djalonensis A. Chev. (1920)
=*Rhus herbacea A. Chev. (1920)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Suffrutex with erect stems usually 1 m tall, rarely to 6 m, arising from a woody rootstock; branchlets softly pubescent or yellowish villous; latex milky.
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Ecology : Wooded grassland; savanna on deep soil; wooded savanna on gravelly plateau, laterite or on sandy-clayey deep soil; deciduous woodland with Terminalia, Combretum, Pterocarpus on rocky or sandy soils; 650 (? and less)-1400 m alt.
  Confused with O. insignis (mature petals usually straight at tip; not usually inflexed as in O. pulcherrima). Not a state of O. insignis as suggested by Engler.
  Often stunted by bush fires.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 206
  • (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anacardiaceae: 8
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:137 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 243
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 557

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 34: 747 (1979) [1980]
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 226 (1992).
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