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Maytenus undata (Thunb.) Blakelock
Protologue : Kew Bull. 11: 237 (1956)
Information on the genus : Maytenus
Basionym : Celastrus undatus Thunb.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Celastrus undatus Thunb. (1794)
 Gymnosporia undata (Thunb.) Szyszyl.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Celastrus ilicinus Burch.
=Gymnosporia ilicina (Burch.) Davison
=Maytenus ilicina (Burch.) Loes. (SA = accepted; TA = rejected)
=Scolopia platyphylla Chiov. (1951)
=Gymnosporia albata (N.E. Br.) Sim
=Celastrus albatus N.E. Br. (1906)
=Maytenus albata (N.E. Br.) E. Schmidt & Jordaan (2002)
=Gymnosporia zeyheri (Sond.) Davison
=Celastrus zeyheri Sond. (1860)
=Maytenus zeyheri (Sond.) Loes. (1942)
=Catha fasciculata Tul. (1857)
=Celastrus fasciculatus (Tul.) Boivin ex O. Hoffm. (1881)
=Gymnosporia fasciculata (Tul.) Loes. (1894)
=Maytenus fasciculata (Tul.) Loes. (1942)
=Celastrus fasciculatus Drake
=Maytenus huillensis (Welw. ex Oliv.) Szyszyl.
=Celastrus huillensis Welw. ex Oliv. (1868)
=Maytenus lancifolia (Thonn.) Loes.
=Gymnosporia lancifolia (Thonn.) Loes.
=Celastrus lancifolius Thonn. (1827)
=Gymnosporia luteola (Delile) Szyszyl.
=Maytenus luteola (Delile) Andrews
=Celastrus luteolus Delile (1843)
=Gymnosporia deflexa Sprague (1906)
=Maytenus deflexa (Sprague) E. Schmidt & M.Jordaan (2002)
=Gymnosporia peglerae Davison (1927)
=Gymnosporia goetzeana Loes. (1902)
=Gymnosporia laurifolia (A. Rich.) Loes.
=Celastrus laurifolius A. Rich. (1847)
=Gymnosporia maliensis Schnell (1953)
=Gymnosporia rehmannii Szyszyl. (1888)
=Aerisilvaea serrata Radcl.-Sm. (1992)
=Gymnosporia huillensis (Welw. ex Oliv.) Szyszyl.
=Maytenus goetzeana (Loes.) Loes.
=Maytenus laurifolia (A. Rich.) Loes.
=Celastrus sinuatodentatus Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1847)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 1,5-15 m tall, evergreen, much branched, sometimes scandent, glabrous, very variable; branches ± markedly lined when young, becoming terete; crown globular; leaves pale green or silvery to dark green, […]
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Ecology : Fringing forest; woodland, incl. dry; Podocarpus latifolius[…] rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga […]; forest with Hypericum,[…]; granitic rocks; Podocarpus, Syzygium forest; forest edges; river banks; around waterfalls; coastal bushland;[…]
  Botswana, S. Africa; Madagascar; Comoro Is.; Saudi Arabia (Asir), Yemen.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1966). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 2[2]: 373
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 212

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 7[2]: 381-386 (1960).
  • Bol. Soc. Brot., Ser. 2 39: 28 (1965).
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 583 (1966).
  • HARTMAN, C.J. & C.J. THUNBERG (1986). Genera Graminum in Scandinavia Indigenorum recognita : 503
  • Trees Natal, Zululand & Transkei : 270 (1993).
  • GERMISHUIZEN G. (1997). Wild flowers of northern South Africa. Fernwood Press : 236
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