African Plant Database

Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill.) Pierre ex Heckel
Information on the genus : Ricinodendron
Basionym : Jatropha heudelotii Baill.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill.) Pierre ex Pax & K. Hoffm.
 Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill.) Pierre ex Heckel subsp. heudelotii
 Jatropha heudelotii Baill. (1860)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ricinodendron africanum auct. subsp. africanum
Taxon infra-specific
Ricinodendron heudelotii var. tomentellum (Hutch. & E. A. Bruce) Radcl.-Sm.
Ricinodendron heudelotii var. africanum
Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill.) Pierre ex Heckel subsp. heudelotii
Ricinodendron heudelotii subsp. africanum (Müll. Arg.) J. Léonard
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous tree (4-)10-40 m, with clear bole 4-25 m and (12-)30-130(-150) cm Ø; twigs to 1 cm Ø.
  see more in the book
Ecology : Evergreen forest and secondary associations; semi-deciduous and dry evergreen forest; sometimes on limestone or in other rocky or riverine sites; fringing forest; old fallow land; open woodland; old cashew plantations; etc...
  Bioko/Fernando Poo.
  Comprises 2 subspp. - subsp. africanum (Mull. Arg.) J. léonard with 2 vars.
  A fruit tree with high potential for improving nutrition and income of rural poor in Cameroon (fruit kernels traded).
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Record n°174117 modified 2013-06-28
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