African Plant Database

Balanites rotundifolia (Tiegh.) Blatt.
Family : Balanitaceae
Protologue : Rec. Bot. Surv. India 8: 109 (1919)
Information on the genus : Balanites
Basionym : Agialida rotundifolia Tiegh.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Balanites rotundifolia (Tiegh.) Blatt. var. rotundifolia (1919)
 Agialida rotundifolia Tiegh. (1906)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Balanites gillettii Cufod. (1958)
=Balanites patriziana Lusina (1933)
=Balanites orbicularis Sprague (1908)
=Balanites gillettii var. renifolia Cufod.
Taxon infra-specific
Balanites rotundifolia (Tiegh.) Blatt. var. rotundifolia (1919)
Balanites rotundifolia var. scillin (Chiov.) Sands (2001)
Balanites rotundifolia var. setulifera Sands (2001)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Spiny, evergreen shrub or tree 6-8 m tall, usually much shorter and of low bushy habit; trunk to 40 cm, densely branched sometimes nearly from the base; sap gummy; primary spines (1-)2,5(-10) cm above leaf axil, (2-)2,5-7,5(-11) cm long, …
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Ecology : Dry tree savanna or scrub with Acacia, Commiphora or Combretum; semi-desert scrub; deciduous bushland; open woodland; often over lava or near rivers; sometimes a dominant species on raised beaches over sandstone in N Somalia; 50-2000 m alt. Yemen.
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Record n°174175 modified 2014-08-28
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