African Plant Database

Rhamnus prinoides L'Hér.
Protologue : Sert. Angl. 6: I. 9 (1789)
Information on the genus : Rhamnus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rhamnus pauciflora A. Rich. (1847)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 1-10(-15) m tall; branches sometimes scrambling or sprawling, year-old ones blackish, lenticellate, glabrate; youngest twigs usually minutely pubescent with dark spreading hairs; leaves dark green, glossy, alternate;[…]
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Ecology : Hagenia abyssinica, Gnidia glauca woodland in ecotone between forest with Podocarpus latifolius, Olea capensis, Syzygium guineense and Loudetia arundinacea grassland; Acacia abyssinica woodland; Hagenia woodland; evergreen bushland and thickets[…]
  700-3700 m alt. Also planted in hedges and gardens. Used in native beers.
  S. Africa, Swaziland.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 1 - 8 m. Alt 5 - 2225 m. Distribution: LES, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 51: t.2030 (1991).
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Record n°83367 modified 2007-01-08
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