African Plant Database


Chrysobalanus icaco L.
Family : CHRYSOBALANACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 513 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Chrysobalanus
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chrysobalanus icaco L. subsp. icaco (1753)
 Chrysobalanus icaco var. luteus (Sabine) Souza (1979)
 Chrysobalanus luteus Sabine
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chrysobalanus ellipticus Sol. ex Sabine (1824)
=Chrysobalanus icaco subsp. ellipticus (Sol. ex Sabine) Souza (1979)
=Chrysobalanus icaco var. macrocarpus Souza (1979)
=Chrysobalanus icaco subsp. orbicularis (Schumach.) Souza
=Chrysobalanus orbicularis Schumach. (1827)
=Chrysobalanus icaco var. orbicularis (1979)
=Chrysobalanus pellocarpus G. Mey.
=Chrysobalanus icaco var. pellocarpus (G. Mey.) Souza (1979)
=Chrysobalanus icaco var. roseus Souza
 
Taxon infra-specific
Chrysobalanus icaco L. subsp. icaco (1753)
Chrysobalanus icaco subsp. atacorensis (A. Chev.) F. White (1976)
Chrysobalanus icaco var. atacorensis (1976)
Chrysobalanus icaco subsp. orbicularis (Schumach.) Souza
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen (straggling) shrub to 3-4 m tall, or tree to 12 m [subsp. icaco], or 30 m with bole 35 cm Ø [subsp. atacorensis (A. Chev.) F. White], much branched, branching low down;
  see more in the book
Ecology : Subsp. icaco is very variable in leaf-shape, branching of inflorescence, and in fruit shape, size and colour.
  Differences between the West Indian C. cuspidatus Griseb. and C. icaco are slight, but no intermidiates are known between them. * * * The identity of Chrysobalanus stuhlmannii Engl. (holotype Stuhlmann 430, B, lost; only gathering), describe
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 174322
 
Record n°174322
Feedback about this record