African Plant Database

Xylopia odoratissima Welw. ex Oliv.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 1: 31 (1868)
Information on the genus : Xylopia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Xylopicrum odoratissimum (Welw. ex Oliv.) Kuntze (1891)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Xylopia antunesii Engl. & Diels (1899)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or small tree (1-2-6-)9 m.
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland, old cultivations; 1000-1250 m alt. (E Africa) – Also xerophilous thickets and in rocky places (Angola) – Open Baikiaea woodland, usually on sand or rocky ground; 900-1680 m alt. (Fl. Zambes. area). Botswana.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 2 - 9 m. Alt: 100 - 600 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1960). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[1]: 139
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