African Plant Database

Afzelia bella Harms
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Afzelia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Afzelia bella Harms var. bella
Taxon infra-specific
Afzelia bella var. gracilior Keay
Afzelia bella var. glabra Aubrév.
Afzelia bella Harms var. bella
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 2-5 m tall, or small tree to 11 m tall, with stem 5-10 cm ø (var. bella); or larger tree 15-25(-35) m tall with spreading crown and cylindrical bole 6-7 m long and to 1 m ø (var. gracilior).
Ecology : Secondary wooded formations; firm-ground forests; more rare in flooded or gallery forests; (var. bella) in understorey of forest; 1-800 m alt.
  Comprises 3 vars.: var. bella; var. gracilior Keay (syn.: A. microcarpa A. Chev., nom nud.); var. glabra Aubrév.
  Handsome shade tree with attractive white flowers streaked red.
  Not in Uganda (= A. bipindensis ).
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
carte afrique num 177078
Record n°177078
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