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Uapaca kirkiana Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Protologue : Flora 47: 517 (1864)
Information on the genus : Uapaca
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Uapaca kirkiana Müll. Arg. var. kirkiana
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Uapaca benguelensis f. pilosa P. A. Duvign.
=Uapaca greenwayi Suess. (1951)
=Uapaca kirkiana var. kwangoensis P. A. Duvign.
=Uapaca benguelensis f. glabra P. A. Duvign.
=Uapaca albida De Wild. (1933)
=Uapaca benguelensis var. pedunculata P. A. Duvign.
=Uapaca kirkiana var. dubia (De Wild.) P. A. Duvign.
=Uapaca dubia De Wild. (1933)
=Uapaca munamensis De Wild. (1932)
=Uapaca homblei De Wild. (1926)
=Uapaca neomasuku De Wild.
=Uapaca teusczii Pax (1894)
=Uapaca angolensis Hutch. ex Pax & K. Hoffm.
=Uapaca goetzei Pax (1900)
Taxon infra-specific
Uapaca kirkiana var. sessilifolia P. A. Duvign.
Uapaca kirkiana var. dubia (De Wild.) P. A. Duvign.
Uapaca kirkiana var. goetzei (Pax) Pax
Uapaca kirkiana Müll. Arg. var. kirkiana
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched evergreen tree to 12 m tall with short clear bole (usually to ± 1-2 m) to ± 30 cm d.b.h.; young twigs 0,4-1 cm Ø, fairly stout; dioecious.
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Ecology : Plateau woodlands on well drained soils; often in Brachystegia woodlands; sometimes locally dominant on gravelly soils, or co-dominant in Brachystegia-Uapaca woodland, or with Marquesia, Isoberlinia or Brachystegia taxifolia woodland; etc...
  Comprises 4 vars.
  NGULUBE, M. R. & al. (1997). Fruit, seed and seedling variation in Uapaca kirkiana from natural populations in Malawi. Forest Ecol. Management 98: 209-219 ( Seed Abstr. 21: n° 2456, 1998).
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