African Plant Database

Icacina trichantha Oliv.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 1: 358 (1868)
Information on the genus : Icacina
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Scandent shrub to 2 m tall with a very large underground tuber; branchlets rusty-tomentose- pubescent; leaves oblong-elliptic, 10-28 x 17 cm, pilose beneath; flowers cream, densely crowded in very short simple or slightly branched racemes or spikes[…]
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Ecology : Forest,forest regrowth,jungle;weed of rice-paddies;forming natural undergrowth in teak plantations(S&C Benin),formerly dominated by Triplochiton scleroxylon[…]on leached rather acid soils,on ± steep and rocky slopes;indicating humidity;also coastal.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 383 (2006).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 13759
Record n°13759
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