Excoecaria simii

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Excoecaria simii
Excoecaria simii


Taxonavigation: Malpighiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamilia: Euphorbioideae
Tribus: Hippomaneae
Subtribus: Hippomaninae
Genus: Excoecaria
Species: Excoecaria simii



Excoecaria simii (Kuntze) Pax in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 147, V: 170 (1912).


  • Basionym
    • Sapium simii Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 293 (1898).
  • Heterotypic
    • Excoecaria caffra Sim, Forest Fl. Cape: 319 (1907).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces; KwaZulu-Natal

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names

Afrikaans: Bospepersaadbos
English: Forest pepper-seed
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