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Elephantorrhiza burkei Benth.
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Elephantorrhiza
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Elephantorrhiza elephantina var. burkei (Benth.) Merr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree usually 1-6 m tall, occasionally 0,3 m, but then with stems distinctly woody and branched and the inflorescences normally on lateral shoots of the current season; with occasional tiny simple leaves like bracts; normal leaves 2-pinnate;
Ecology : Usually in rocky places, in woodland and grassland; ± 970-1370 m alt.
  Botswana, S. Africa.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 1[1-3]: 192 (1921).
  • Bothalia 3: 237 (1937).
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 47: t.1859 (1982).
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