Spirostachys africana Sond.

First published in Linnaea 23: 106 (1850)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Kenya to S. Africa. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarly in the seasonally dry tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 139 (1921).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 220 (1961).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 226 (1949).
  • Pax in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 147(5): 155 (1912).
  • Prain in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 1006 (1913).
  • Sond. in Linnaea 23: 106 (1850).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 22, 1979 Faulkner, H.G. [4450], Tanzania K000453269 No
Miller, O.B. [B1019], Botswana K000318022 No
Beer, J.S. de [570], Botswana K000318023 No
Grandvaux, L.A.B. [7762], Mozambique K000318027 Yes
Crozier, D.E. [144/71], Zimbabwe K000318026 Yes
Hansen, O.J. [3508], Botswana K000318024 Yes
Koritschoner, H. [1395], Tanzania K000453271 No
Haerdi, F. [164], Tanzania K000453281 No
Harris, B.J. [BJH2524], Tanzania K000453282 No
Kisena [342], Tanzania K000453275 No
Anatoli, J.A. [3], Tanzania K000453278 No
Burtt, B.D. [5181], Tanzania K000453280 No
Gillman, H. [1520], Tanzania K000453283 No
Menezes, A. [3518], Angola K000318025 Yes
Vollesen, K.B. [MRC2678], Tanzania K000453284 No
Greenway, P.J. [4212], Tanzania K000453270 No
Eggeling, W.J. [6342], Tanzania K000453279 No
Archbold, M.E. [3086], Tanzania K000453274 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [7096], Tanzania K000453277 No
Shabani, S. [202], Tanzania K000453273 No
Semsei, S.R. [554], Tanzania K000453272 No

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. 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 2022. 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