African Plant Database

Coula edulis Baill.
Family : Olacaceae
Protologue : Adansonia sér.1 3: 61, 64. t. 64 (1862)
Information on the genus : Coula
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Coula cabrae De Wild. & T. Durand (1899)
=Coula utilis S. Moore (1920)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, evergreen, to 18-20-33 m, branching from c. 3-4-7 m height; crown dense, much-branched; bole to 0,8 m Ø and 2 m in girth; bark smooth, thin, brownish; slash pale brown, yielding (like leaves and fruit) a whitish gummy latex in young trees[…]
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Ecology : Evergreen wet and (semi-)deciduous rain-forests, in understorey, often frequent or dominant; often on clayey soils.
  1-700 m alt. Confused with Diogoa zenkeri.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 513 (2006).
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carte afrique num 17752
Record n°17752
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