Olax dissitiflora Oliv.

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Olax dissitiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten

Olax dissitiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten

Olax dissitiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Rhino Hotel, Old Runde Bridge.

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Synonyms: Olax stuhlmannii Engl.
Common names: Small-fruited olax (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree with a rounded crown. Leaves narrowly ovate, bright green, hairless, often somewhat drooping. Flowers axillary, solitary or in very lax few-flowered racemes, white, sweetly scented. Fruit crowned with the persistent style and almost enveloped by the enlarged calyx, red when ripe.
Derivation of specific name: dissitiflora: well-spaced flowers
Habitat: In woodland and riverine vegetation.
Flowering time:October - November
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania southwards to South Africa
Botswana distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Hypolycaena caeculus caeculus (Food plant)
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 108. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 41.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 27.

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 195.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 76. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 235.

Garcia, J.G. (1963). Olacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 332 - 333. (Includes a picture).

Mannheimer, C. & Curtis B. (2009). Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Namibia Macmillan Education, Windhoek, Namibia. Pages 34 - 35. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 65.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 90.

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Page 59.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 27.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 128.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 220.

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Flora of Caprivi: Olax dissitiflora
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Flora of Mozambique: Olax dissitiflora
Flora of Zambia: Olax dissitiflora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Olax dissitiflora

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Olax dissitiflora
African Plant Database: Olax dissitiflora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Olax dissitiflora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Olax dissitiflora
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Olax dissitiflora
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iNaturalist: Olax dissitiflora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Olax dissitiflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Olax dissitiflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Olax dissitiflora
Plants of the World Online: Olax dissitiflora
Tropicos: Olax dissitiflora
Wikipedia: Olax dissitiflora

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Olax dissitiflora.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121560, retrieved 25 June 2024

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