Genus:
Olax L.

Olax latifolia Engl.

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa.

[FWTA]

Olacaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A forest shrub, to 6 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pink
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Ripe fruit orange.

Native to:

Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Zaïre

Olax latifolia Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 1, 2009 Harvey, Y.B. [196], Cameroon K000339826 No
Aug 1, 2009 Cheek, M. [11556], Cameroon K000339831 No
Aug 1, 2009 Nana felicite [64], Cameroon K000339833 No
Aug 1, 2009 Harvey, Y.B. [183], Cameroon K000339819 No
Aug 1, 2009 Harvey, Y.B. [87], Cameroon K000339817 No
Aug 1, 2009 Cheek, M. [11065 A], Cameroon K000339825 No
Nov 1, 2008 Burgt, X.M. van der [898], Cameroon K000580459 No
Aug 1, 2005 Harvey, Y.B. [115], Cameroon K000339829 No
Aug 1, 2005 Cheek, M. [11624], Cameroon K000339822 No
Aug 1, 2005 Harvey, Y.B. [101], Cameroon K000339828 No
Jul 1, 2001 Pollard, B.J. [106], Cameroon K000108548 No
Jul 1, 2001 Mackinder, B. [316], Cameroon K000108538 No
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9653], Cameroon K000108539 No
Jul 1, 2001 Mackinder, B. [279], Cameroon K000108536 No
Jul 1, 2001 Onana, J.-M. [957], Cameroon K000108537 No
Jul 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4294], Cameroon K000108541 No
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [10331], Cameroon K000108540 No
Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [10295], Cameroon K000108545 No
Dec 1, 1997 Khayota, B. [506], Cameroon K000085302 No
Dec 1, 1997 Ekema, N. [967b], Cameroon K000085303 No
Dec 1, 1997 Cheek, M. [5914], Cameroon K000008841 No
Dec 1, 1997 Baker, W.J. [220], Cameroon K000085301 No
Dec 1, 1997 Etuge, M. [1245], Cameroon K000008842 No
Dec 1, 1997 von Rege, I. [33], Cameroon K000008844 No
Dec 1, 1997 Cheek, M. [5894], Cameroon K000085299 No
Dec 1, 1997 Khayota, B. [504], Cameroon K000008843 No
Jan 1, 1996 Sonké, B. [1152], Cameroon K000085305 No
Jan 1, 1994 Harris, D.J. [3681], Cameroon K000085256 No
Jan 1, 1993 Mbani, J. M. [2], Cameroon K000085244 No
Jan 1, 1993 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [26], Cameroon K000085243 No
Jan 1, 1993 Nguembock, F. [30], Cameroon K000085246 No
Jan 1, 1993 Watts, J. [466], Cameroon K000085252 No
Jan 1, 1993 Wheatley, J.I. [325b], Cameroon K000085408 No
Jan 1, 1993 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [24], Cameroon K000085242 No
Jan 1, 1993 Nkeng, P. [1], Cameroon K000085405 No
Jan 1, 1993 Wheatley, J.I. [515], Cameroon K000085251 No
Sep 1, 1992 Letouzey, R. [14536], Cameroon K000093892 No
Jan 1, 1992 Watts, J. [235], Cameroon K000085266 No
Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [325a], Cameroon K000085407 No
Jan 1, 1992 Watts, J. [235], Cameroon K000436870 No
Staudt [465], Cameroon K000226174 Yes
Nkeng, P. [43], Cameroon K000085300 No
Hepper, F.N. [8692], Cameroon K000093890 No
Hepper, F.N. [8692], Cameroon K000093891 No
Tessmann, G. [163], Equatorial Guinea Olax tessmannii K000226328 Unknown type material Yes
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 6782] Olax longifolia K001124811 Yes
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 6782] Olax longifolia K001124810 Yes

First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam., Nachtr. 1: 146 (1897)

Accepted by

  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Louis & Léonard in Fl. Congo Belge 1: 262.
  • Sleumer in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 16B: 27, fig. 14, A–C.
  • in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berl. 2: 284 (1899)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

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