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Chrysobalanus icaco L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 513 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Chrysobalanus
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;
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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

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