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Terminalia prunioides M.A. Lawson
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 415 (1871)
Information on the genus : Terminalia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Terminalia holstii Engl. (1894)
=Terminalia petersii Engl. (1895)
=Terminalia porphyrocarpa Schinz (1888) 1888, non F.Muell. ex Benth. 1864
=Terminalia rautanenii Schinz (1888)
=Terminalia benguellensis Welw. ex Hiern (1898)
=Terminalia benguellensis var. ovalis Hiern
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or dedicuous tree 7-15 m, with short horizontal branches and long straight shoots; lateral branches ending in spur shoots, not or rarely with lateral spurs; spines occasionally present, scattered on long shoots; bark fissured in older trees.
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Ecology : bushland, coastal bushland and riverine thickets; also saline areas or alluvial plains; locally dominant; Baikiaea woodland; Brachystegia savanna woodland; mopane shrub savanna etc. granite rocks near the coast (Angola); 1-1400 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 3 - 15 m. Alt: 275 - 1525 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1973). Flora of Tropical East Africa Combretaceae: 80-81

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 247 (1937).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 61 (1985).
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