African Plant Database

Rhaptopetalum geophylax Cheek & Gosline
Family : Scytopetalaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 57(3): 662 (2002)
Information on the genus : Rhaptopetalum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 6-10 m, branching (1-)3 m from the base, crown 7-12 m ; bole 10-25 cm ?at breast hight, slightly fluted at base; flutes 30 cm long, 6 cm wide.
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Ecology : Evergreen forest with Garcinia conrauana, Piptostigma calophylla, Pentadesma grandiflora, Xylopia africana, usually as isolated individuals and sometimes near streams; 700-1300 (-1500) m alt.
  Could be confused with R. coriaceum.
  • Kew Bull. 70: 61 (2015)
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    carte afrique num 12233
    Record n°12233
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