African Plant Database

Desbordesia glaucescens (Engl.) Tiegh.
Protologue : Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 9 1: 290 (1905)
Information on the genus : Desbordesia
Basionym : Irvingia glaucescens Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Irvingia glaucescens Engl. (1902)
 Desbordesia insignis Pierre
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Desbordesia insignis Pierre ex Tiegh. (1905)
=Desbordesia oblonga (A. Chev.) A. Chev. ex Heitz
=Irvingia oblonga A. Chev. (1917)
=Desbordesia pallida Tiegh. (1905)
=Desbordesia pierreana Tiegh. (1905)
=Desbordesia soyauxii Tiegh. (1905)
=Desbordesia spirei Tiegh. (1905)
=Irvingella spirei Tiegh. (1905)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 30-50 m, with a long straight bole to 3,7 m ?and to 1,2 m ?above buttressses; buttresses to 8 m high, thin spreading to 10 m at base; crown narrow; leaves glaucous and matt on
Ecology : lower surface; fruits winged (samaras), leaf-like. Rain-forest.; common together with Calpocalyx heitzii (Gabon); 1-800 m alt. One of the largest trees of the forest (Gabon). Can be confused with Irvingia species in sterile state. Fernando Poo (Bioko).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 383 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 12111
Record n°12111 modified 2007-04-02
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