African Plant Database

Irvingia gabonensis (Aubry-LeComte ex O'Rorke) Baill.
Protologue : Bot. Méd. li. 881 (1884)
Information on the genus : Irvingia
Basionym : Mangifera gabonensis Aubry-LeComte ex O'Rorke
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mangifera gabonensis Aubry-LeComte ex O'Rorke (1857)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Irvingia barteri Hook. f. (1860)
=Irvingia caerulea Tiegh. (1905)
=Irvingia duparquetii Tiegh. (1905)
=Irvingia erecta Tiegh. (1905)
=Irvingia griffonii Tiegh. (1905)
=Irvingia hookeriana Tiegh. (1905)
=Irvingia pauciflora Tiegh. (1905)
=Irvingia velutina Tiegh. (1905)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree (10-)25-40 m, with straight bole to 1 m ?and >2 m in girth; buttresses to 3 m high; lateral branches ascending making the crown dense, spherical...
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Ecology : Evergreen dense rain-forest on dry ground; mixed deciduous forest; in drier situations than I. excelsa; 200-1000 m alt.
  Also cultivated (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin). S. Tomé, Principe.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 384 (2006).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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carte afrique num 12122
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