African Plant Database

Strombosiopsis tetrandra Engl.
Family : Olacaceae
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 1: 148 (1897)
Information on the genus : Strombosiopsis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Strombosiopsis congolensis De Wild. & T. Durand (1899)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub, treelet or tree 4-20-30 m, glabrous, often low-branching; bole erect (0,15-)0,3-1,2 m Ø, irregularly and deeply fluted at base; crown dense, large; bark dark red to brown, exuding red sap when slashed; branchlets angular or narrowly winged […]
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Ecology : Primary forest on well-drained soils or in forest subject to flooding; rain-forest; shady humid woods; forest gallery.
  Very variable in growth form and size of leaves.
  1-1200 m alt. An important local medicinal plant. Leaves resembling those of Diogoa but more leathery.
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Record n°17746
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