African Plant Database

Caesalpinia trothae Harms
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Caesalpinia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Caesalpinia trothae Harms subsp. trothae
Taxon infra-specific
Caesalpinia trothae subsp. erlangeri (Harms) Brenan
Caesalpinia trothae Harms subsp. trothae
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 0,3-3(-5) m tall, erect or sometimes somewhat climbing; young stems armed with scattered straight or ± curved and deflexed prickles varying in length to 9 mm.
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Ecology : Rich Commiphora-Acacia scrub on dull red sandy soil, sandstone outcrops; common at several spots; red sandy loam on well drained slopes; pale sandy soil near watercourses; yellowish brown powdery soil on flats; black cotton soil glutinous cracking, etc..
  Comprises 2 subspp. (intermediates unknown).
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carte afrique num 176815
Record n°176815
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