African Plant Database

Maerua cafra (DC.) Pax
Information on the genus : Maerua
Basionym : Niebuhria cafra DC.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Niebuhria cafra DC.
 Crateva cafra Burch.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Niebuhria triphylla (Thunb.) H.L. Wendl.
=Capparis triphylla Thunb. (1800)
=*Maerua triphylla (Thunb.) T. Durand & Schinz (1898) (1898), non A.Rich. (1847)
=Crateva avicularis Burch. ex DC.
=Niebuhria avicularis DC.
=Niebuhria oleoides DC. (1824)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or small tree, to 4(-9) m.
Ecology : Forest patches and open woodland. S. Africa (Natal, Cape Prov., Transvaal), Swaziland. – Not reported from Mozambique.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 1.5 - 9 m. Alt: 12 - 1645 m. Distribution: EC, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1960). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[1]: 221

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • MARLOTH, HERMANN WILHELM RUDOLF (1970). Flora of Southern Africa with Synoptical Tables of the Genera of Higher Plants. Capetown 13: 164
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 50: t.1988 (1989).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 59 (1991).
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