Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steud. ex A. DC.

Images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record

Osyris lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Osyris lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

Osyris lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamziwa Falls Nyanga NP

Osyris lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Views, Vumba

Osyris lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Views, Vumba

Osyris lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Osyris lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Osyris lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: altitude rainfall geology Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Osyris quadripartita Salzm. ex Decne.
Common names: Bark bush (English) Rock tannin-bush (English) Transvaal sumach (English)
Frequency: Widespread and fairly common but not usually abundant in any one place.
Status: Native
Description:
Mostly a large evergreen shrub but occasionally a small tree. Branches blue-green, erect and angular. Leaves alternate, lanceolate, 3-4.5 cm long, glaucous, thickly leathery, veining obscure; apex with a sharp tip; margin entire. Flowers in axillary clusters on long stalks, small, yellow-green; lobes 3. Stamens usually 3, rarely 4. Fruit c. 10 × 15 mm, yellow becoming red when ripe, crowned with the remains of the calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lanceolata: lanceolate
Habitat: On rocky outcrops and hillsides, in woodland and wooded grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2280 m
Flowering time:Sep - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Occurs in Europe (Spain and Balearic Isles), Asia and widespread in northern, eastern and southern Africa from Morocco to South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Content last updated: Friday 15 February 2013
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 194 - 195. (Includes a picture).

Hilliard, O.M. (2006). Santalaceae FZ 9(3) Pages 244 - 246. (Includes a picture).


Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Other sources of information about Osyris lanceolata:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Osyris lanceolata
Flora of Zambia: Osyris lanceolata

External websites:

Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Osyris lanceolata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Osyris lanceolata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Osyris lanceolata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Osyris lanceolata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Osyris lanceolata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Osyris lanceolata
Ispot Southern Africa : Osyris lanceolata
JSTOR Plant Science: Osyris lanceolata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Osyris lanceolata
Tropicos: Osyris lanceolata
West African Plants database: Osyris lanceolata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Osyris lanceolata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121290, retrieved 30 July 2014

Site software last modified: 24 January 2014 10:26pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use