African Plant Database

Salacia pallescens Oliv.
Information on the genus : Salacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Salacia pelophila Louis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect shrub 1,5-5 m tall (? and more); branches ±spreading in a regular crown; young internodes smooth, olive, greenish; petals purple-black, stamens orange; fruit orange with darker spots or lines, smooth, without ridges, ± round, 1,5-3 cm diam.
Ecology : Rain-forests (undergrowth or edges), sometimes periodically flooded or swampy, or with lianes; high 1600 m alt

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:178 (2012)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
More information >> ( work in progress )
Record n°78422
Feedback about this record