African Plant Database

Guiera senegalensis J.F. Gmel.
Protologue : Syst. Nat., ed. 13[bis] 2(1): 675 (1791)
Information on the genus : Guiera
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Guiera senegalensis Lam. (1786) Homonyme ill., DC Prod. III, 17
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 1-2(-5) m high, semi-evergreen or evergreen; whole plant covered with small black glands.
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Ecology : (Degraded) savanna, savanna forests, forest on fallow land (abandoned farms); light dry soils, sandy or rocky; 945-1020 m alt. For many decades spreading south to areas with wetter conditions.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:183, 185 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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