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Lannea nigritana (Scott-Elliot) Keay
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État xxvi. 204 (1956)
Information on the genus : Lannea
Basionym : Odina nigritana Scott-Elliot
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lannea nigritana (Scott-Elliot) Keay var. nigritana (1956)
 Odina nigritana Scott-Elliot (1894)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lannea grossularia A. Chev. (1911)
=Lannea afzelii Engl.
=Odina oghigee (G. Don) Hook. f.
=Spondias oghigee G. Don (1832)
=Lannea dahomensis A. Chev. (1911)
=Lannea glaberrima Engl. & K. Krause (1911)
Taxon infra-specific
Lannea nigritana var. pubescens Keay
Lannea nigritana (Scott-Elliot) Keay var. nigritana (1956)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 8-15 m, sparsely branched, branches widely spreading; trunk to 1 m in girth; bark grey, fairly rough, slash reddish-pink, exuding a sticky sap; branchlets glabrous or pilose only when young
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Ecology : Extreme dry types of forest (var. nigritana); stony soil in coastal savanna; fringing forest, forest gallery; niayes; doleritic plateau; sometimes common; drier parts of secondary growth of the savanna in the forest zone; 5-718 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars.: - var. nigritana (Senegal to Bénin), with glabrous young shoots; - var. pubescens Keay (syn.: L. afzelii var. pubescens Aubrév.), with hairy young shoots (Ivory Coast to Nigeria, mainly savanna).
  Often planted in villages for the fruit (Ivory Coast; Centr. Afr. Rep. fide Tisserant).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 206
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