Oncoba spinosa Forssk. Main specimen
{ Ecology & Distribution }

  • Ecology :
    In its natural habitat Oncoba spinosa is found in forest edges, riverine forest and bushland from the coastal plains up to 1800 m in the hills. (Useful Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern, 2014 (http://tropical.theferns.info))
  • Distribution :
    Tropical Africa, from Senegal to Somalia, south to northern Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
    Cultivated as an ornamental tree across the tropics.