African Plant Database


Pterocarpus indicus Willd.
Family : FABACEAE
Information on the genus : Pterocarpus
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pterocarpus indicus Willd. f. indicus
 
Taxon infra-specific
Pterocarpus indicus Willd. f. indicus
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous tree to 30 m tall, with large and high buttresses; crown wide-spreading to dome like; lower branches drooping, sometimes touching the ground; bark shallowly fissured, thin-scaly, peeling off irregularly;
Ecology : Native in SE Asia, Malesia, Indonesia, Pacific Isl.; evergreeen forests in lowlands up to 600 m alt.
  Cultivated in e.g. Sierra Leone, Zaire, Tanzania, Mozambique as a shade tree.
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
 
Map
carte afrique num 129122
 
Record n°129122
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