African Plant Database

Dolichos oliveri Schweinf.
Protologue : Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 18: 656 (1868)
Information on the genus : Dolichos
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dolichos maitlandii Baker
=Dolichos oliveri var. kilimandscharicus Taub. ex Baker f.
=Dolichos volkensii Taub. (1895)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial plant of varying habit, mostly an erect or rambling shrub, the shoots becoming scandent at their tips, or a woody climber, less often an erect woody herb, 0,3-2,4 m tall; often flowering when quite leafless;
Ecology : Grassland; thicket; scrub-bushland; woodland; often on rocky ground and near river; open Terminalia-Combretum woodland; 900-2400 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 324 (2006).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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