Maerua buxifolia (Welw. ex Oliv.) Gilg & Gilg-Ben.

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 249 (1915)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is SW. Angola toN. Zimbabwe. It is a shrub and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Descriptions

Capparidaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Diagnostic
Small shrub very like M. parvifolia but the leaves are entirely glabrous, free from papillae and more glaucous; but the most important diagnostic character is that the petioles are always entirely glabrous and smooth. This is never the case with M. parvifolia even in the more glabrescent forms.
[FZ]

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0