Aphloia theiformis (Vahl) Benn.
  • Pl. Jav. Rar.

This taxon is accepted by Aphloiaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0


Tree or shrub up to 10 m high. Branchlets brown, longitudinally striate, with narrowly decurrent wings arising from outer extremities of stipular cushions, glabrous. Leaf-blade elliptic, 3-8 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, apex acuminate, acute or rounded, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin serrulate, often upper 2/3's only, lateral nerves about 10 pairs, inconspicuous, glabrous, chartaceous; petiole 2-4 mm long. Flowers axillary, solitary or in fascicles of 1-3; pedicels greenish, up to 2 cm long, with trifid bracteoles up to 1.8 mm long. Sepals white, somewhat leathery, broadly elliptic to circular, concave, 2.5-3.5 mm diam., connate at base. Stamens: filaments 3 mm long, glabrous; anthers orbicular, 0.7 mm diam. Ovary ellipsoid, sometimes shortly stipitate, 3-4 mm long; stigma subsessile, peltate, with a median groove. Fruit a white, fleshy berry, c. 8 mm diam., with persistent stigma on top. Seeds several, subglobose-obovoid, somewhat compressed, 2.5-3 mm diam.


A widely distributed species occurring in Tanzania, Rhodesia, Mozambique, Transvaal, Swaziland, Natal, Madagascar, the Comoro and Mascarene Islands and Seychelles.


  • 1 Killick, DJB. 1976. Flacourtiaceae (including Samydaceae). Fl. S. Africa. 22. BRI, Dept. Agric. & Tech. Services. Pretoria. 53 - 92.
  • 2 Pl. Jav. Rar.

 Information From

World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
e-Flora of South Africa
e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
  • B South African National Biodiversity Institute
World Flora Online consortium
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).