African Plant Database

Pterocarpus rotundifolius (Sond.) Druce
Information on the genus : Pterocarpus
Basionym : Dalbergia rotundifolia Sond.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pterocarpus rotundifolius (Sond.) Druce subsp. rotundifolius
 Dalbergia rotundifolia Sond. (1850)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pterocarpus claessensii De Wild. (1924)
=Pterocarpus homblei De Wild. (1914)
=Pterocarpus mutondo De Wild. (1902)
=Pterocarpus melliferus Welw. ex Baker (1871)
=Pterocarpus buchananii Schinz (1891)
=Pterocarpus sericeus Benth. (1932)
Taxon infra-specific
Pterocarpus rotundifolius subsp. polyanthus (Harms) Mendonça & E. C. Sousa
Pterocarpus rotundifolius (Sond.) Druce subsp. rotundifolius
Pterocarpus rotundifolius subsp. martinii (Dunkley) Lock (1999)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : (Semi-) deciduous tree, 3-25 m, often multistemmed (S part of range), stems often crooked, rarely with a fall straight trunk branching hich up;
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland, open forest, wooded savanna; on (stony) hills and grassy slopes, plateaux, ridges, in alluvial valleys; fringing, forest; often on red clay loam or sandy loam soil; 60-1550 m alt.; common.
  Variable in pubescence of flowers, in number and hairyness of leaflets (subsp. rotundifolius 5-7, subsp. martinii 9-13, subsp. polyanthus 13-19).
  NW Namibia, Caprivi Strip, N Botswana, NE S. Africa, Swaziland.
  Comprises 3 subspp. [see more in the book]
  Similar in SE part of range to P. lucens subsp. antunesii (multistemmed trees).
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carte afrique num 176772
Record n°176772
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