African Plant Database

Berlinia grandiflora (Vahl) Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1928: 398 (1928)
Information on the genus : Berlinia
Basionym : Westia grandiflora Vahl
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Berlinia grandiflora (Vahl) Hutch. & Dalziel var. grandiflora (1928)
 Westia grandiflora Vahl (1810)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Berlinia acuminata Sol. ex Hook. f. & Benth.
=Berlinia heudelotiana Baill. (1865)
=Berlinia laurentii De Wild. (1907)
Taxon infra-specific
Berlinia grandiflora var. pseudoauriculata Hauman
Berlinia grandiflora (Vahl) Hutch. & Dalziel var. grandiflora (1928)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Spreading tree to 20 m with bole 60 cm ø; or shrub 4-5 m tall, ramose from the base; crown dense, rounded, dark green; flowering shoots 5-6 mm ø; flowers very fragrant, large, conspicuous.
Ecology : Fringing forest; flooded rain-forest; swampy and wet places; disturbed forests; vegetation with Terminalia; sometimes abundant in gallery forest; to 915 m alt. in W Cameroon (Bamenda).
  Comprises 2 vars.
  Complex species in need of revision.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 129
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:211 (2012)
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Record n°177392 modified 2007-01-05
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