Maesa lanceolata

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False assegai
Maesa lanceolata, habitus, Louwsburg.jpg
Maesa lanceolata, saailing, Krantzkloof NR.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Maesa
M. lanceolata
Binomial name
Maesa lanceolata

Maesa lanceolata, the false assegai, is a tree species that is widespread in the Afrotropics, including Madagascar.[1] It occurs from the southern Arabian Peninsula, southwards to the Eastern Cape, South Africa. It grows on stream verges, river banks and forest verges, where it is often a pioneer plant.


  1. ^ "Maesa lanceolata Forssk". African Plant Database. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & SANBI. Retrieved 25 November 2014.

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