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Dichapetalum angolense Chodat
Protologue : Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 672 (1895)
Information on the genus : Dichapetalum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dichapetalum angolense var. glabriusculum Hauman (1895)
=Dichapetalum mayumbense Exell (1927)
=Dichapetalum petersianum Dinkl. & Engl. (1912)
=Dichapetalum ferrugineotomentosum Engl. (1896)
=Dichapetalum rufotomentosum Engl. (1896)
=Dichapetalum reygaertii De Wild. (1919)
=Dichapetalum angolense var. leucanthum Pellegr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Vigorous liane reaching the top of high forest canopy, scandent shrub, or shrub; stem to 10 cm Ø; branches and branchlets hollow, densely tomentose, with 5 rows of conspicuous lenticels;
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Ecology : Rain-forest, sometimes flooded; riverine forest; on islands in river; in overgrown abandoned plantation; "in the primitive woods of the mountains… in company with Napoleona and Tetracera alnifolia" (Welwitsch, Angola); sunny thickets; etc..
  Very close to D. bocageanum and perhaps conspecific. Some specimens from Gabon cited by Breteler (1973) belong to D. mathisii (see under this species).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 20
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see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 13424
Record n°13424
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