African Plant Database

Pterocarpus lucens Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr.
Protologue : Fl. Seneg. Tent. 1: 228 (1832)
Information on the genus : Pterocarpus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pterocarpus lucens Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr. subsp. lucens (1832)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pterocarpus abyssinicus Hochst. ex A. Rich.
=Pterocarpus simplicifolius Baker (1871)
Taxon infra-specific
Pterocarpus lucens subsp. antunesii (Taub.) Rojo
Pterocarpus lucens Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr. subsp. lucens (1832)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous tree 7,5-18 m; trunk generally straight, to 20 cm Ø, branching low down; crown spreading or irregular; sometimes shrubby, much-branched;
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Ecology : Savanna, (dry) wooded grassland, deciduous woodland with Combretum, particularly on rocky outcrops (E part of range); marigot, wet but well-drained sites, skeletal soils, lateritic depressions (Mali, S Niger); locally gregarious; 550-1520 m alt. etc...
  Variable in habit; with smaller, fewer leaflets (or 1-foliolate), shorter inflorescences and fewer flowers, denser indumentum on young branchlets in W Africa. Slow-growing lush forms in central part of range. (approaching subsp. antunesii).
  Namibian Caprivi Strip, N Botswana, NE S. Africa.
  Comprises 2 subspp.: Subsp. lucens in N part of range. - Subsp. antunesii (Taub.) Rojo (syn.: P. stevensonii Burtt Davy), often multistemmal with stiff spine-like shorts, S of the Zambezi. - Disjunct species.
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso: (2012)
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