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Loeseneriella africana (Willd.) N. Hallé
Protologue : Theses Fac. Sci. Univ. Par., Monogr. Hipp. Afr. Occ., 99 (1958)
Information on the genus : Loeseneriella
Basionym : Tonsella africana Willd.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hippocratea africana (Willd.) Loes.
 Loeseneriella africana (Willd.) N. Hallé var. africana (1958)
 Tonsella africana Willd. (1797)
 Calypso africana (Willd.) G. Don (1831)
 Salacia africana (Willd.) DC. (1824)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hippocratea cymosa De Wild. & T. Durand (1899)
=Hippocratea obtusifolia var. schweinfuthiana Loes.
=Hippocratea cymosa var. schweinfuthiana (Loes.) Loes.
=Loeseneriella africana var. schweinfurthiana (Loes.) N. Hallé
=Hippocratea odorata De Wild.
=Hippocratea euryphylla Loes. (1922)
=Loeseneriella africana var. odorata (De Wild.) R. Wilczek
Taxon infra-specific
Loeseneriella africana var. richardiana (Cambess.) N. Hallé
Loeseneriella africana (Willd.) N. Hallé var. africana (1958)
Loeseneriella africana var. togoensis (Loes.) N. Hallé
Loeseneriella africana var. obtusifolia (Roxb.) N. Hallé
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane usually 2-15 m or more in height but sometimes only 2 m in exposed situations; old branches often covered with rough white lenticels; trunk to 10 cm ?, with grooved wood; branchlets green, strongly 4-angled when young[…]
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Ecology : Evergreen tangle in Combretum woodland; woodland on small hills in extensive cultivations; rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga, Croton, Ocotea; Podocarpus latifolius, Olea capensis forest; evergreen forest; fringing forest; thickets[…] 1-2440 m alt.
  Variable (leaves with serrate or nearly entire margins); widespread.
  Bostwana, Caprivi Strip, S. Africa; India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Laos. Not in Indonesia (L. macrantha (Korth.) A. C. Smith), not in Australia (L. barbata (Muller) C. T. White).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
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  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 190
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:174, 178 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 212
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 538
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