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Lannea schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl.
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 1: 214 (1897)
Information on the genus : Lannea
Basionym : Odina schweinfurthii Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lannea schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. var. schweinfurthii (1897)
 Odina schweinfurthii Engl. (1980)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lannea kirkii Burtt Davy (1921)
=Odina stuhlmannii Engl. (1895)
=Lannea stuhlmannii (Engl.) Engl. (1897)
=Lannea schweinfurthii var. stuhlmannii (Engl.) Kokwaro (1980) (SA = accepted; TA = rejected)
=Lannea wodier var. brevifolia (Engl.) Eyles (1916)
=Odina edulis var. glabrescens Engl.
=Odina stuhlmannii var. oblongifoliolata Engl.
=Odina stuhlmannii var. brevifoliolata Engl.
=Commiphora porensis Engl. (1899)
=Lannea ambigua Engl. (1902)
=Lannea stuhlmannii var. brevifoliolata Engl.
=Lannea stuhlmannii var. oblongifoliolata Engl.
=Scassellatia heterophylla Chiov. (1932)
Taxon infra-specific
Lannea schweinfurthii var. stuhlmannii (Engl.) Kokwaro (1980)
Lannea schweinfurthii var. tomentosa (Dunkley) Kokwaro (1980)
Lannea schweinfurthii var. acutifoliolata (Engl.) Kokwaro (1980)
Lannea schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. var. schweinfurthii (1897)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 3-22 m tall, irregularly branched; crown spreading or rounded with drooping branchlets; bark grey or brown, reticulate, flaking off in fragments to 10 cm long.
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Ecology : Wooded grassland; coastal forests; deciduous or semi-evergreen woodland and bushland; dry forests; river valleys; termite mounds in Pterocarpus woodland; open Acacia woodland; stony soils, rocky outcrops; 1-1850 m alt.
  3 varieties: var. schweinfurthii, var. acutifoliolata (Engl.) Kokwaro, and var. stuhlmannii (Engl.) Kokwaro, based on shape and indumentum of leaflets.
  Sometimes (without flower or fruit) confused with Sclerocarya birrea growing in similar areas (the latter with more pairs of leaflets distinctly stalked). According to Ramovha (l.c.) the bark of Lannea schweinfurthii is distinctive.
  S. Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Caprivi Strip.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°174232 modified 2014-08-28
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