African Plant Database

Terminalia spinosa Engl.
Protologue : Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas 294 (1895)
Information on the genus : Terminalia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Terminalia robecchii Chiov. (1917)
=Terminalia bispinosa Schweinf. & Volkens (1894) emend. Chiov.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, or rarely shrub (3-)10-15(-20) m high; long shoots zigzag with occasional spur shoots; lateral shoots irregularly arranged, diverging at an obtuse angle, ending in a spur shoot and with 0- 2 lateral spur shoots; spines 2(-3), …
Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora and coastal bushland; less often in Brachystegia woodland and wooded grassland; often on sand; grey alkaline sandy soil; Acacia-Terminalia wooded grassland on volcanic hills; flood plains; 0-1770 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1973). Flora of Tropical East Africa Combretaceae: 82
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 225 (2006).
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