African Plant Database

Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 1: 311 (1868)
Information on the genus : Harrisonia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Harrisonia occidentalis Engl. (1895)
=Clausena impunctata Welw. ex Hiern
=Zanthoxylum guineense Stapf
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub, evergreen, branched from the base or spreading much-branched tree (1-)2-10(-13) m tall, sometimes scandent; trunk and branches corky, pale brown, with conical corky bosses to c. 2 cm high surmounted by a prickle; […]
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Ecology : Dry evergreen forest; forest edges and clearings, characteristic of transition zones between forest and savanna; wooded grassland; thickets; secondary formations; coastal bushland; in or at the edge of riparian forest; sometimes forming thickets;[…]
  Very variable in: habit, size and shape and indumentum of leaves. W African specimens tend to have larger leaves.
  0-1700 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Consp. Fl. Angol. 1[1]: 279 (1951).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 641 (2006).
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carte afrique num 94656
Record n°94656
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