African Plant Database

Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Information on the genus : Hymenocardia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hymenocardia acida Tul. var. acida
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hymenocardia granulata Beille (1908)
=Hymenocardia lanceolata Beille (1908)
=Hymenocardia obovata A. Chev. & Beille ex Beille (1907)
Taxon infra-specific
Hymenocardia acida Tul. var. acida
Hymenocardia acida var. mollis (Pax) Radcl.-Sm.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree to 10 m tall; often straggling or untidy; branches spreading, lower branches drooping; bole 15-30(-60) cm Ø at breast height, often stunted or contorted; bark flaking off to leave a powdery rufous or fulvous underbark.
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland with Brachystegia or Cryptosepalum, watershed grasslands and dambos on Kalahari Sand; lakeshore sand dunes; in high rainfall miombo; mixed deciduous woodland; riverine fringes and mushitu margins; etc...
  Comprises 2 vars.: [see more in the book]

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:314 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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