African Plant Database

Pleurostylia africana Loes.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 41: 311 (1908)
Information on the genus : Pleurostylia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pleurostylia heynei var. acutifolia Suess.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree or shrub 1-20 m tall, with rounded crown; branches pale grey-green, 4-lined when young, becoming vinous red, eventually terete; branchlets 4-winged; leaves glossy above, ± concolorous beneath, elliptic, 3,5-12x1-4 cm,[…]
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Ecology : Termite mounds; rocky hillsides; deciduous woodland; streambanks; forest margins on well-drained soils; wooded savannas. 420-1800 m alt.
  Closely allied to the S. African P. capensis (Turcz.) Loes. This species seems to reach the southern border of Mozambique, a large tree 20 m tall, differing from P. africana by having[…]

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 342 (1927).
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Record n°78808
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