African Plant Database

Pterocelastrus echinatus N.E. Br.
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1906: 16-17 (1906)
Information on the genus : Pterocelastrus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pterocelastrus rehmannii Davison (1927)
=*Pterocelastrus variabilis auct. sensu Sim
=Gymnosporia nyasica Burtt Davy & Hutch. (1932)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 0,3-18 m tall; branches angular, greyish when young, becoming vinous red and eventually terete with whitish lenticels; leaves alternate, (dark) green and glossy above, paler and dull beneath, 3-8x1-4 cm, ± ovate, margins entire;[…]
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Ecology : Evergreen forest; on rocky slopes; scrub forest; edges of montane rain-forest.
  1230-2400 m alt.
  S. Africa, Swaziland.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 324 (1927).
  • Gen. Gram. : 506 (1986).
  • Trees Natal, Zululand & Transkei : 274 (1993).
  • Wild Flrs north. South Africa : 236 (1997).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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