Sideroxylon spinosum L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 193 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. Morocco, W. Algeria, N. Western Sahara, N. Mauritania. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarly in the desert or dry shrubland biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Western Sahara

Introduced into:

Canary Is., Spain

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Stride, G., Nylinder, S. & Swenson, U. (2014). Revisiting the biogeography of Sideroxylon (Sapotaceae) and an evaluation of the taxonomic status of Argania and Spiniluma. Australian Systematic Botany 27: 104-118.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Pennington, D. (2001 publ. 2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Sapotaceae: 1-364. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Argania spinosa.]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Sources

  • 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
  • Kew Science Photographs

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