African Plant Database

Vepris lanceolata (Lam.) G. Don
Information on the genus : Vepris
Basionym : Toddalia lanceolata Lam.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Toddalia lanceolata Lam. (1794)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Vepris undulata (Thunb.) I. Verd. & C. A. Sm.
=Boscia undulata Thunb. (1813)
=Vepris sudanica (A. Chev.) Letouzey
=Teclea sudanica A. Chev. (1933)
=Toddalia lanceolata var. florida Cordem.
=Toddalia paniculata Lam.
=Vepris inermis Comm. ex Juss.
=Vepris obovata G. Don
=Vepris paniculata (Lam.) Engl.
=Vepris queimbensis Klotzsch
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen shrub or tree 2-5 (-24 in forest) m tall, glabrous; bark (dark) grey, smoothish; leaves alternate, 3(-4)-foliolate, strongly lemon-scented (crushed); petiole 1-6-15 cm long, longitudinally grooved above; leafless sessile, narrowly elliptic[…]
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Ecology : In a wide range of habitats. Coastal evergreen thicket; along beaches on loose sandy soil, dunes.
  0-100 m alt. (5-1400 m in S. Africa). Porcupines eat the bark, ring-barking the trees and eventually killing them.
  S. Africa; Mascarane Isl.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 1 - 5 m. Alt 5 - 1400 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP, WC

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: 201
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carte afrique num 90285
Record n°90285
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