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Taxon: Portulacaria afra Jacq.

 
Genus: Portulacaria
Family: Didiereaceae
Subfamily: Portulacarioideae
Nomen number: 29459
Place of publication: Collectanea 1:160, t. 22. 1787 ("1786")
Link to protologue: https://bibdigital.rjb.csic.es/idurl/1/11956
Comment: a replacement name for Crassula portulacaria L.
Name Verified on: 06-Feb-2020 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 11 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

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: Eswatini, South Africa [Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62
  2. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  3. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca. Note: mentions
  4. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  5. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants

Check other web resources for Portulacaria afra 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=29459. Accessed 6 June 2020.