African Plant Database

Okoubaka aubrevillei Pellegr. & Normand
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France 91: 25 (1944); Bull. Soc. Bot. France 93: 139 (1947) 
Information on the genus : Okoubaka
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Okoubaka aubrevillei Pellegr. & Normand var. aubrevillei
 Octoknema okoubaka Aubrév. & Pellegr. (1937)
Taxon infra-specific
Okoubaka aubrevillei var. glabrescentifolia J. Léonard (1947)
Okoubaka aubrevillei Pellegr. & Normand var. aubrevillei
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 25-30 m, monoecious, deciduous; bole cylindrical, free to 15-16 m height, 0,8 m Ø, to 3 m in girth; slightly buttressed or not; crown straight, bushy, with drooping branchlets, these pubescent (var. aubrevillei) to glabrescent[…]
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Ecology : Closed-forest, trees usually scattered, sometimes gregarious (Ghana); in secondary formations with particular undergrowth of herbaceous monocots (Hypselodelphys violacea, Sarcophrynium brachystachys, Thaumatococcus daniellii, etc.) […]
  Considered a mystery plant in Ivory Coast, and nobody would fell it. Said to kill trees around its growth place (vernacular meaning: okou = death, baka = tree). Not proven to be parasitic.
  • Bull. Soc. Bot. France 93: 139 (1947). 
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