African Plant Database

Dobera glabra (Forssk.) Poir.
Protologue : Lam. Encycl., Suppl., ii. 493 (1812)
Information on the genus : Dobera
Basionym : Tomex glabra Forssk.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tomex glabra Forssk. (1775)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Schizocalyx coriaceus Hochst.
=Dobera coriacea (Hochst.) A. DC.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen unarmed much-branched shrub or tree, 1,8-7,5 m tall; bole c. 0,6 mm Ø; crown spreading; bark green to dark grey, fissured into rectangular patches, “like elephant skin”; branchlets green, finely pubescent; leaves opposite,[…]
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Ecology : Open grassy thorny scrub with Acacia spp. and Balanites; Acacia scrub on alluvium; sandy grey alluvial soil with Adenium and Moringa; drainage lines in Acacia mellifera shrub “steppe”; in dry stony soil at edge of dry river-bed;[…]
  Very variable in shape of leaves, also in size of flowers (smaller in Arabia, India).
  1-1250 m alt.
  S Arabia (Yemen, Saudi Arabia); India (Bombay, rare).

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°90466 modified 2007-01-22
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