African Plant Database

Philenoptera violacea (Klotzsch) Schrire
Protologue : Kew Bull. 55(1): 89 (2000)
Information on the genus : Philenoptera
Basionym : Capassa violacea Klotzsch
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Capassa violacea Klotzsch
 Lonchocarpus violaceus (Klotzsch) Oliv. (1872)
 Derris violacea (Klotzsch) Harms
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lonchocarpus capassa Rolfe (1889)
=*Lonchocarpus laxiflorus auct.
=*Lonchocarpus laxiflorus var. sericeus auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : ± evergreen or deciduous tree 4,5-21(-27) m, with a rounded crown; bark grey, becoming reticulately fissured, rough and flaking off in scales; slash cream to yellow-green, sometimes at least producing a red sticky exudate;
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Ecology : Drier parts of southern Africa; characteristic of major river drainage systems deciduous woodland; wooded grassland; riverine forest; in drier areas often in zones of local water-catchment at base of scarps, along water-courses and on hardpans; etc...
  Caprivi Strip, Namibia, S. Africa, Botswana, Swaziland.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°70717 modified 2007-04-05
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