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Taxon: Portulacaria afra (L.) Jacq.

 
Genus: Portulacaria
Family: Didiereaceae
Subfamily: Portulacarioideae
Nomen number: 29459
Place of publication: Collectanea 1:160, t. 22. 1787 ("1786")
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Aug-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Apr-2004
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 11 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • elephant-bush  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • pourpier en arbre  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Speckbaum  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Environmental: ornamental

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa, [Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal] Swaziland


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  2. CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  3. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  4. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  5. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)

Check other web resources for Portulacaria afra (L.) Jacq. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=29459. Accessed 22 October 2018.