African Plant Database

Margaritaria discoidea (Baill.) G.L. Webster
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Information on the genus : Margaritaria
Basionym : Cicca discoidea Baill.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Phyllanthus discoideus (Baill.) Müll. Arg.
 Margaritaria discoidea (Baill.) G.L. Webster var. discoidea
 Cicca discoidea Baill.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Flueggea obovata var. luxurians Beille
=*Flueggea klaineana A. Chev.
Taxon infra-specific
Margaritaria discoidea (Baill.) G.L. Webster var. discoidea
Margaritaria discoidea var. fagifolia (Pax) Radcl.-Sm.
Margaritaria discoidea var. nitida (Pax) Radcl.-Sm.
Margaritaria discoidea f. glabra Radcl.-Sm.
Margaritaria discoidea f. triplosphaera
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dioecious many-stemmed, densely branched spreading to somewhat sarmentose, deciduous shrub 1-5 m tall or tree to 30 m with trunk to 30 cm dbh; branches usually pendulous; often with a flattened crown.
  see more in the book
Ecology : Mixed evergreen forest; dense rain-forest; mixed dry deciduous woodland; Uapaca and miombo woodlands; mutemwa thicket on Kalahari sand; rocky outcrops, hillsides; forest margins; riverine vegetation; dambo margins; etc...
  S. Africa, Botswana, Caprivi Strip.
  Comprises 4 vars.: - [see more in the book]

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:315 (2012)
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Record n°174116 modified 2014-08-28
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