African Plant Database

Elaeodendron zeyheri Spreng. ex Turcz.
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 31[2]: 452 (1858)
Information on the genus : Elaeodendron
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Crocoxylon excelsum Eckl. & Zeyh. (1834)
 Elaeodendron excelsum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Ettingsh.
 Salacia zeyheri Planch. ex Harv. (1860)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Crocoxylon croceum auct. (1965) non Thunb.N.Robson (1965)
=*Elaeodendron croceum auct. non Thunb.N.Robson, non Thunb.
=*Cassine crocea auct. (1927) non Thunb.
=*Cassine parvifolia E. Mey.
=*Rhamnus zeyheri auct. Spreng. ex Harv. in syn.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 1-12 m tall; branches angular and brownish-green when young, becoming vinous red with whitish lenticels and eventually terete and grey with prominent brownish lenticels; bark greyish with layers of conspicuous powdery yellow pigment[…]
Ecology : Evergreen forest and near rivers.
  Confusion possible with E. croceum, but leaf margins glandular-denticulate (not spinulose-denticulate), and ovary 2-locular (not 3-4 locular).
  E S. Africa

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • S. African J. Bot. 64: 93-109 (1998).
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