African Plant Database

Alchornea occidentalis (Müll. Arg.) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Information on the genus : Alchornea
Basionym : Lepidoturus occidentalis Müll. Arg.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lepidoturus occidentalis Müll. Arg. (1864)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous, slender ± erect lax-branched multistemmed shrub to 1,5 m tall (when exposed to fire) or tree to 7 m (when fire protected); monoecious, with male and female inflorescences on separate branches.
Ecology : Riverine evergreen forest on sandy alluvium; dry deciduous forest (mutemwa) and Cryptosepalum woodland on Kalahari Sand; rocky outcrops; gully vegetation; 1000-1100 m alt.

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 107926
Record n°107926
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