African Plant Database

Strombosia scheffleri Engl.
Family : Olacaceae
Protologue : Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin App. 21, 4 ; (1909)
Information on the genus : Strombosia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Strombosia minor Engl. (1909)
=Strombosia toroensis S. Moore (1920)
=Strombosia grandifolia auct. sensu auctt., non Hook. f.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree (8-)15-35(-40) m, glabrous; bole clean, often divided from the base, slightly buttressed, to 50 cm Ø; bark grey brown, smooth but warty, flaking like a plane tree (Platanus); wood red or white, hard; young branches flexuous,[…]
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Ecology : Lowland rain-forest with Chrysophyllum albidum, Cola gigantea, Erythrophleum suaveolens, Alstonia boonei, Parinari excelsa, Milicia excelsa; sometimes dominant as a canopy tree in (sub-)montane and fringing forests; […]
  Very variable in size and arrangement of leaves, in interpetiolar distances, even in the same tree.
  10-2500 m alt. Leaves often devoured by insects. Specimen Mildbraed 4551 (S Cameroon) determined in herb. as S. scheffleri is S. nigropunctata (fide Breteler 2007), cf. above.
  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
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