African Plant Database

Reissantia buchananii (Loes.) N. Hallé
Information on the genus : Reissantia
Basionym : Hippocratea buchananii Loes.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hippocratea buchananii Loes. (1894)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hippocratea menyharthii Schinz (1905)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree or scandent shrub, 1,5-9 m tall; stems and older branches reddish- or greyish-brown, glabrous, with many lenticels; young branches terete or sometimes weakly 4-angled, densely pubescent.
Ecology : Dry scrub or dry woodland, often in river valleys; coastal scrub; Colophospernum mopane woodland.
  0-1300 m alt.
  Botswana. – Malawi?

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 153
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carte afrique num 78873
Record n°78873
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