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Salacia madagascariensis (Lam.) DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 1: 570 (1824)
Information on the genus : Salacia
Basionym : Hippocratea madagascariensis Lam.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hippocratea madagascariensis Lam. (1791)
 Salacia madagascariensis (Lam.) DC. subsp. madagascariensis
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Salacia simtata Loes. (1910)
=Hippocratea senegalensis var. madagascariensis (Lam.) Poir.
=Hippocratea verticillata var. madagascariensis (Lam.) Pers.
=Tonsella madagascariensis (Lam.) Vahl
Taxon infra-specific
Salacia madagascariensis f. brevipes (Boivin ex Tul.) H. Perrier (1942)
Salacia madagascariensis f. minimifolia H. Perrier (1942)
Salacia madagascariensis f. obovata (Boivin ex Tul.) H. Perrier (1942)
Salacia madagascariensis f. trigonocarpa (Boivin ex Tul.) H. Perrier (1942)
Salacia madagascariensis subsp. dentata (Baker) H. Perrier (1942)
Salacia madagascariensis subsp. sambiranensis H. Perrier (1942)
Salacia madagascariensis (Lam.) DC. subsp. madagascariensis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Glabrous scandent shrub or liane to at least 6 m tall, evergreen; stems quadrangular, smooth and green at first, soon becoming subterete, purplish brown or greyish, densely covered with raised lenticels, fruit pink or orange, round, 2-3 cm diam.
Ecology : Littoral scrub; moist or dry forest; coastal and lowland evergreen forest or bushland; deciduous or semi-deciduous woodlands; often on sandy soils; open clumped semi-evergreen bushland with glades. 0-1300 m alt.
  Confused with S. senegalensis; related to S. dentata Bak. and S. madagascariensis fa. minimifolia Perrier from Madagascar.
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