African Plant Database

Alchornea cordifolia (Schumach. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Information on the genus : Alchornea
Basionym : Schousboea cordifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Schousboea cordifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Alchornea cordata Benth. (1849)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Straggling, somewhat diffusely branched evergreen dioecious creeper, shrub or tree to 8 m tall; branches differentiated into horizontal-spreading leafless branches and erect leafy shoots; branches hollow; fruits in lax pendulous spikes or racemes.
Ecology : Edges of swamp, lakeside and riverine forest and associated bushland; often forming thickets in disturbed unburned places; 650-1500 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 205
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 275 (2006).
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carte afrique num 107922
Record n°107922
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