African Plant Database

Strombosia grandifolia Hook. f.
Protologue : Niger Fl. 258 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Strombosia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lavalleopsis densivenia Engl. (1899)
=Cosmoneuron klaineanum Pierre (1897)
=Lavalleopsis klaineana (Pierre) Engl. (1899)
=Lavalleopsis longifolia De Wild. & T. Durand (1899)
=*Strombosia klaineana Pierre (1897)
=Strombosiopsis klaineana Pierre
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen (shrublike) tree or shrub 4-20(-30) m tall, glabrous; bole short, free to 5-6 m height, 8-60(-80) cm Ø; crown dense, spreading; wood violet-red, hard, bark-slash red, without exudation (used as dye); branchlets terete; leaves ovate-elliptic[…]
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Ecology : Primary shady forest; firm-ground, moist, swampy or seasonally flooded forests, gallery forest, in understorey; often on shores of lakes and streams; common or gregarious. 1-1100 m alt.
  Very variable in shape and size of leaves and in size of fruits.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 268
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Record n°17761 modified 2007-04-02
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