African Plant Database

Klainedoxa gabonensis Pierre ex Engl.
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(4): 227 (1896)
Information on the genus : Klainedoxa
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Klainedoxa gabonensis Pierre ex Engl. var. gabonensis
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Klainedoxa gabonensis var. microphylla Pellegr.
=Klainedoxa microphylla (Pellegr.) Gentry (1984) p.p. quoad typum tantum
=Klainedoxa lanceifolia Vermoesen (1923)
=Klainedoxa buesgenii Engl. (1911)
=Klainedoxa cuprea Tiegh. (1905)
=Klainedoxa dybowskii Tiegh. (1905)
=Klainedoxa gabonensis var. oblongifolia Engl.
=Klainedoxa oblongifolia (Engl.) Vermoesen (1929)
=Klainedoxa lecomtei Tiegh. (1905)
=Klainedoxa macrocarpa Tiegh. (1905)
=Klainedoxa oblongifolia Stapf ex Broun & R. E. Massey (1929) non Wight, nec Baill., non (Engl.) Vermoesen
=Klainedoxa ovalifolia Vermoesen (1923)
=Klainedoxa pachyphylla Mildbr. (1922)
=Klainedoxa spinosa Tiegh. (1905)
=Klainedoxa zenkeri Tiegh. (1905)
Taxon infra-specific
Klainedoxa gabonensis Pierre ex Engl. var. gabonensis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree to 40-50 m tall and 5 m in girth; bole straight, unbranched for 20-25 m, to 1,2 m ; young trees with long spines (to 12 cm) on the trunk; buttresses narrow, very widely spreading, to 5 m high. Fruits swallowed whole by elephants.
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Ecology : River banks in savanna region; Parinari excelsa woodland; forest associations on dry land; semi-deciduous rain-forest; margins of seasonally flooded forest; wide ecological tolerance; 200-1200 m alt.
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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