African Plant Database

Dovyalis zeyheri (Sond.) Warb.
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3-6a: 44 (1893)
Information on the genus : Dovyalis
Basionym : Aberia zeyheri Sond.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aberia zeyheri Sond. (1850)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aberia tristis Sond. (1850)
=Dovyalis tristis (Sond.) Warb. (1893)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or (crooked) tree to 12 (rarely to 22) m tall, with trunk to 30 cm , unarmed or generally armed (especially in the juvenile state) with straight spines to 3 cm long.
Ecology : Open Brachystegia or mixed woodland; usually above ±1200 m alt. S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 1.52 - 11 m. Alt: 30 - 1675 m. Distribution: EC, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 39: t.1546 (1969).
  • Fl. S. Africa 22: 88,90 (1976).
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 99 (1986).
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Record n°16939
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