African Plant Database

Maytenus procumbens (L. f.) Loes.
Information on the genus : Maytenus
Basionym : Celastrus procumbens L. f.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Celastrus procumbens L. f. (1782)
 Gymnosporia procumbens (L. f.) Loes.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree to 6-10 m tall, sometimes bushy or scandent or drooping or ± procumbent (in S. Africa), glabrous; branches lined when young, becoming terete; leaves pale green, concolorous, margins with 3-5 spinulose glandular denticles on each side[…]
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Ecology : Woodland and scrub near the sea, on sandy soil .
  0-150 m alt. Belonging to the M. undata complex.
  S. Africa

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bol. Soc. Brot., Ser. 2 39: 28 (1965).
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