Prickles or spines on trunk or stems

The following is a list of native or naturalised species which, at least some of the time, possess this spot-character.

FamilySpeciesComment
Acanthaceae Hygrophila schulli
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae Diplorhynchus condylocarpon
Araceae Amorphophallus abyssinicus subsp. unyikae
Arecaceae Borassus aethiopum
Balanitaceae Balanites maughamii
Balanitaceae Balanites pedicellaris subsp. pedicellaris
Capparaceae Capparis erythrocarpos var. rosea
Capparaceae Capparis tomentosa
Clusiaceae Psorospermum febrifugum
Combretaceae Combretum mossambicense
Dioscoreaceae Dioscorea dumetorum
Ebenaceae Diospyros senensis
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia cooperi var. calidicola
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia decidua
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia ingens
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia lividiflora
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia malevola
Euphorbiaceae Macaranga capensis
Euphorbiaceae Ricinus communis var. communis Spiny in some varieties
Fabaceae subfamily Caesalpinioideae Caesalpinia decapetala
Fabaceae subfamily Caesalpinioideae Pterolobium stellatum
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia abyssinica
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia amythethophylla
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia erubescens
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia galpinii
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia gerrardii var. gerrardii
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia goetzei subsp. microphylla
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia goetzei subsp. goetzei
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia karroo
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia nigrescens
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia nilotica subsp. kraussiana
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia polyacantha subsp. campylacantha
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia schweinfurthii
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia sieberiana var. woodii
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia xanthophloea
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Dichrostachys cinerea
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Faidherbia albida
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Mimosa pigra
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Mimosa pudica
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Bobgunnia madagascariensis
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Cordyla africana
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Dalbergiella nyasae
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Erythrina abyssinica
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Erythrina livingstoniana
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Pterocarpus angolensis
Hernandiaceae Gyrocarpus americanus subsp. africanus
Hypoxidaceae Hypoxis goetzei
Lamiaceae Kalaharia uncinata
Malvaceae Hibiscus cannabinus
Malvaceae Hibiscus diversifolius subsp. rivularis
Malvaceae Hibiscus surattensis
Meliaceae Entandrophragma caudatum
Moraceae Dorstenia benguellensis
Moraceae Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii
Moraceae Dorstenia cuspidata var. cuspidata
Moraceae Dorstenia psilurus var. psilurus
Moraceae Maclura africana
Ochnaceae Ochna schweinfurthiana
Olacaceae Ximenia caffra var. natalensis
Olacaceae Ximenia caffra var. caffra
Papaveraceae Argemone mexicana
Phyllanthaceae Bridelia micrantha
Poaceae Setaria lindenbergiana
Polygalaceae Securidaca longepedunculata
Rhamnaceae Scutia myrtina
Rhamnaceae Ziziphus abyssinica
Rhamnaceae Ziziphus mauritiana
Rhamnaceae Ziziphus mucronata subsp. mucronata
Rosaceae Crataegus pubescens
Rosaceae Pyracantha angustifolia
Rosaceae Pyracantha cf. crenulata
Rosaceae Rubus apetalus
Rosaceae Rubus niveus
Rosaceae Rubus pinnatus
Rubiaceae Breonadia salicina
Rubiaceae Catunaregam taylorii
Rubiaceae Galium chloroionanthum
Rubiaceae Rubia cordifolia subsp. conotricha
Rutaceae Citrus limon
Rutaceae Harrisonia abyssinica
Rutaceae Toddalia asiatica
Salicaceae Dovyalis caffra
Salicaceae Dovyalis macrocalyx
Salicaceae Flacourtia indica
Salicaceae Oncoba spinosa
Salicaceae Scolopia zeyheri
Salvadoraceae Azima tetracantha
Sapindaceae Zanha africana
Solanaceae Solanum aculeastrum var. aculeastrum
Solanaceae Solanum aculeatissimum
Sterculiaceae Sterculia africana
Sterculiaceae Sterculia quinqueloba
Number of species: 94


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: List of species with each spot-character: Prickles or spines on trunk or stems.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species-spot-display.php?species_id=109, retrieved 19 August 2019

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