African Plant Database


Hirtella zanzibarica Oliv.
Family : CHRYSOBALANACEAE
Protologue : Hooker's Icon. Pl. t. 1193 (1876)  
Information on the genus : Hirtella
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hirtella zanzibarica Oliv. subsp. zanzibarica (1876)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acioa goetzeana Engl. (1901)
=Hirtella zanzibarica var. cryptadenia Brenan
 
Taxon infra-specific
Hirtella zanzibarica Oliv. subsp. zanzibarica (1876)
Hirtella zanzibarica subsp. megacarpa (R.A. Graham) Prance (2002)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree 6-25 m, buttressed at base; sometimes flowering as a shrub 1-5 m tall; bark blackish, smooth; leaves shiny, glabrous; fruit edible.
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Ecology : Rain-forest; fringing forest and various types of coastal forest; forest in lower slopes of mountains; "in Mozambique one of the most characteristic and abundant trees in dense semi-deciduous forest at low altitudes dominated by Pteleopsis myrtifolia etc.
  Comprises 2 subspp.: - subsp. zanzibarica; subsp. megacarpa (R. A. Graham) Prance in Kew Bull. 57: 994, 2002 (bas.: Hirtella megacarpa R. A. Graham).
 
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 177469
 
Record n°177469
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