African Plant Database

Lannea schimperi (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl.
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 1: 213 (1897)
Information on the genus : Lannea
Basionym : Odina schimperi Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lannea schimperi (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl. var. schimperi (1897)
 Odina schimperi Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1847)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lannea stolzii Engl. & Brehmer (1917)
=Lannea schimperi var. stolzii (Engl. & Brehmer) R. Fern. & A. Fern. (1965)
=Lannea rufescens Engl. (1898)
=Lannea ruspolii Engl.
=Odina schimperi var. glabrescens Engl. (1980)
=Lannea schimperi var. glabrescens (Engl.) J. B. Gillett (1980)
=Lannea schimperi var. tisserantii Aubrév. (1950)
Taxon infra-specific
Lannea schimperi (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl. var. schimperi (1897)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 2-15 m tall; crown spreading; bole short, to 45 cm Ø; branches twisted; bark dark grey, reticulate, yielding a gum; twigs stout; leaves appearing after flowers and fruits, alternate or crowded at the end of spur-shoots, 5-13-foliolate.
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Ecology : Various types of deciduous woodland and wooded grassland; savanna; sometimes on termite mounds; rocky slopes, outcrops on volcanic, limestone and basement complex; 800-2200 m alt.
  Polymorphic species with some distinct local variants (cf. Fl. Ethiopia 3: 518, 1989). Var. stolzii (in southern part of range) is based on indumentum differences.
  Resembling L. edulis (a suffrutex !), difficult to distinguish unless the collector indicates size of plants.
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Record n°174235 modified 2014-08-28
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