African Plant Database

Scutia myrtina (Burm. f.) Kurz
Protologue : J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 44(2): 168 (1875)
Information on the genus : Scutia
Basionym : Rhamnus myrtina Burm. f.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Rhamnus myrtina Burm. f. (1768)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Scutia capensis f. obcordata (Boivin ex Tul.) Radlk.
=Scutia commersonii Brongn. (1827)
=Scutia hutchinsonii Suess.
=Scutia myrtina var. oblongifolia (Engl.) Evrard
=*Scutia indica var. oblongifolia Engl.
=Celastrus excisus Thunb. (1818)
=*Scutia indica Brongn.
=Scutia obcordata Boivin ex Tul. (1857)
=Rhamnus capensis Thunb.
=Scutia capensis (Thunb.) G. Don
=Rhamnus circumscissa L. f.
=Rhamnus lucida Roxb.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 2-10 m tall; bole to 30 cm Ø; usually scandent and liane-like, climbing by means of the thorns; older trunks with thick, dark, corky, longitudinally cracked bark; younger herbage puberulent; branchlets angulate,[…]
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Ecology : In a wide range of situations: termite mounds in Combretum woodland, forest margins, bushland, thicket, grassland, wooded grassland, sclerophyllous formations, clearings in mesophyllous forests, wooded riverine formations along rivers and lakes[…]
  0-2750 m alt.
  S. Africa, Swaziland; Madagascar, Mascarene Is., Seychelles (native in Aldabra); Sri Lanka, India, Burma, Thailand, N Vietnam.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 1 - 8 m. Alt 5 - 1830 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP, WC, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Liana; Humid, Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Thicket, Forest; 0-499 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa, Asia,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°83630 modified 2009-09-02
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