African Plant Database

Pleurostylia opposita (Wall.) Alston
Information on the genus : Pleurostylia
Basionym : Celastrus oppositus Wall.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Celastrus oppositus Wall. (1824)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cassine oppositus Wall.
=Elaeodendron microcarpum C. T. White & W. D. Francis
=Elaeodendron mindanaense Merr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree or shrub to 15 m tall;stems pale grey-green,4-lined when young becoming whitish, eventually terete;leaves grey-green,± glaucous,± obovate,3-8x1,5-5,5cm,margins entire;flowers green,bisexual,in condensed rounded clusters; fruit white, 1(2)-seeded.
Ecology : Dune scrub.
  S India, Sri Lanka, S China, Malaysia to Australia (Queensland) and New Caledonia. Only one specimen recorded for the African mainland.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Mozambique
carte afrique num 78809
Record n°78809
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