African Plant Database

Deinbollia borbonica Scheff.
Protologue : Flora lii. 306; et in Tijdschr. Nederl. Ind. xxxi. (1870) 17 (1869)
Information on the genus : Deinbollia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Deinbollia nyikensis Baker (1897)
Taxon infra-specific
Deinbollia borbonica f. glabrata Radlk. (1878)
Deinbollia borbonica f. subcordata Verdc. (1998)
Deinbollia borbonica f. arenicola Capuron
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 0,5-4,5-7(-10) m tall, monoecious; stem simple (always ?) with a rosette of leaves at its top; branchlets brownish-black, golden hairy when young, glabrescent; leaves 15-40 cm long.
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Ecology : Moist or dry and riverine forests; riverine Acacia thorn bush and evergreen thicket; open Combretum-Acacia woodland, on sandy soils; low evergreen forest on limestone outcrops; bushland on wet sand dunes; coastal forest; 0-1050 m alt.
  Variable in pubescence of leaflets: from densely ferruginous hairs to nearly glabrous beneath (fa. glabrata). D. nyasica is similar. Comprises 2 forms in E. Africa: - fa. glabrata Radlk. and fa. Subcordata.
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Record n°128177 modified 2006-12-12
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