Portulacaria afra Jacq.

First published in Collectanea 1: 160 (1787)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is NW. Kenya, S. Mozambique to S. Africa. It is a succulent shrub and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Introduced into:

Sicilia

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Dyer in Fl. Pl. Afr. 45: t. 1763 (1978).
  • Jacq., Coll. Bot.. 1: 160, t. 22 (1786).
  • K.C. Palgrave, Trees S. Africa: 162 (1977).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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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
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images