African Plant Database

Leea guineensis G. Don
Family : Leeaceae
Protologue : Gen. Hist. 1: 712 (1831)
Information on the genus : Leea
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Leea sambucina A. Schumach. & Thonn.
=*Leea lucida Linden ex Planch. (1854)
=Leea cuspidifera Baker (1886)
=Leea guineensis var. cuspidifera (Baker) Desc. (1959)
=Leea sambucina Willd. (1798)
=Leea bipinnata Boivin
=Leea lucida Rich.
=Leea speciosus Bojer
=Leea arborea Sieber ex Bojer (1837)
=Leea sambucina var. arborea (Sieber ex Bojer) Miq. (1863)
=Leea guineensis f. longifoliolata Desc. (1959)
=Leea guineensis f. monticola Desc. (1959)
=Leea guineensis f. orientalis Desc. (1959)
=Leea guineensis f. spiculata Desc. (1959)
=Leea guineensis f. truncata Desc. (1959)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : (Sub)erect softly woody shrub (or tree) 1-10 m tall; stem fleshy, jointed; branches terete, naked, usually glabrous, rarely pubescent to densely hairy or papillose; leaves 2-3(-5)-pinnate with 3-7 leaflets per pinna, rhachis with reddish swellings[…]
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Ecology : Evergreen forests; swamp and gallery forests, fringing forest, forest edges, clearings and windfall gaps, along paths; moist shaded places, by springs and streams;in understorey;also grassland with bracken; locally abundant; also in moist palm-groves[…]
  Very variable (e.g. c. 40 synonyms given for the Philippines by Ridsdale in Blumea 22: 92-93, 1974, and in Fl. Males. 1, 7 (4): 777-778, 1976 (with a map). – Several forms described by Descoings figuring in Fl. Madag., o.c.: 8-12
  1-1829 m alt. Also cultivated (often marketed under the name L. coccinea) and used in traditional medicines.[…]
  Bioko/Fernando Poo; Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, Réunion; India, Burma, Indo-China, Malesia, Taiwan, New Guinea.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 11925
Record n°11925
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