African Plant Database

Gymnosporia addat Loes.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 41: 302 (1908)
Information on the genus : Gymnosporia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Maytenus addat (Loes.) Sebsebe (1984)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Maytenus obscura auct.
=*Maytenus ovata auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 2-30m tall,unarmed or with spines to 1,2cm long;branches dark brown with pale brown lenticels,glabrous;leaves acuminate;flowers functionally unisexual,white,in pedunculate glabrous cymes 2,5-6,5cm long;fruit pink to red,3gonous to round.
Ecology : Forest and forest margins;along stream,with Podocarpus gracilior, Juniperus procera, Hagenia abyssinica, […],; forest, dominant together with Buddleja polystachya,Ekebergia capensis[…]all covered in epiphytes and lianes (Bale Mts.).
  ± 2200-3000 m alt.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°78744 modified 2008-04-22
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