African Plant Database

Maesopsis eminii Engl.
Protologue : Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas iii.5 (1895)
Information on the genus : Maesopsis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Maesopsis eminii Engl. subsp. eminii
Taxon infra-specific
Maesopsis eminii Engl. subsp. eminii
Maesopsis eminii subsp. berchemioides (Pierre) N. Hallé (1962)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, deciduous, glabrous 5-15-25-42 m; bole cylindrical, straight, unbranched for 10-22 m, shortly and bluntly buttressed, 0,1-1 m Ø, 2,5 m in girth; bark silvery grey with vertically twisted furrows, thick; slash red and yellow, foul-smelling[…]
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Ecology : Grassland; savanna; riverine forest; forest regrowth; secondary scrub; rain-forest; granitic soil; forest edges; also on dry ground; important pioneer species, extremely invasive, fast growing; sometimes common.
  100-1650 m alt.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo. Collected wild only once in Kenya, but widely cultivated there and elsewhere in Africa for timber. Introduction via Amani Bot. Gard., Tanzania, in 1912,. Now also introduced in Sumatra, Java, Borneo.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 177395
Record n°177395 modified 2007-04-02
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