African Plant Database

Obetia radula (Baker) Baker ex B.D. Jacks.
Protologue : Index Kewensis, 3: 323 3: 323 (1895)
Information on the genus : Obetia
Basionym : Urera radula Baker
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urera radula Baker (1881)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Obetia ficifolia var. heracleifolia Pers.
=Obetia laciniata Baker (1883)
=Obetia morifolia Baker (1883)
=Obetia pinnatifida Baker (1883)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Sparsely branched shrub or tree 5-13 m tall, presumably dioecious; trunk 0,2-0,5 m Ø at base, with main branching point either near the base or at the top, ultimate branchlets ± 0,8 cm thick, when dry, probably more when fresh[…]
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Ecology : Rocky hill-sides in evergreen or semi-evergreen bushland (chiefly on hills of the basement complex, less commonly on basalt and lava); sometimes at rocky lake- and river sides; margins of dry forest[…]
  500-2000 m alt. Stem fibres used for weaving.
  Madagascar; Comoro Isl. (full map, Kew Bull. 38: 227, 1983).
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Record n°122264 modified 2007-01-11
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