African Plant Database

Podococcus barteri G. Mann & H. Wendl.
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London 24: 426 (1864) 
Information on the genus : Podococcus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small, solitary or clustered palm; stem erect, to 2 (-3) m tall; leaves undivided when juvenile becoming pinnate when adult; leaflets to 7 on each side of rachis, rhomboid, subopposite, with praemorse margins; fruits narrowly ellipsoid or with narrowly ellipsoid lobes, 3 cm long and 0,6 cm in diameter, bright orange when ripe.
Ecology : Grows in lowland evergreen forest on terra firma including low hills but also on relatively dry patches in swamp forest and on river banks; it grows from 0 to 700 m.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hutchinson, J. & J.M. Dalziel (1968). Flora of West Tropical Africa: Second Edition 3(1): 160
  • Bases Doc. Fl. Guinea Equat. : 377 (1999).
  • Sosef & al (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Strelitzia 22: 173 (2008).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°126876 modified 2007-04-02
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