African Plant Database

Bolusia amboensis (Schinz) Harms
Protologue : Bull. Herb. Boissier 2: 876 (1901)
Information on the genus : Bolusia
Basionym : Phaseolus amboensis Schinz
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Phaseolus amboensis Schinz (1899)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bolusia rhodesiana Corbishley (1920)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrublet 20-50 cm tall, erect to procumbent, woody at the base, with rounded, glabrous, glaucous green or braun-glaucous green branches. Perenniel (? sometimes annual).
Ecology : River-mouth on sandy slope; sand in savanna; open grassland; woodland; lake margins; disturbed area; flat sandy areas, often on Kalahari Sands; 1000 m-1250 m alt.
  Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Botswana.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 94 (1985).

Bibliography other :
  • S. African J. Bot. 76: 90 (2010)
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see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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