African Plant Database

Borassus akeassii Bayton, Ouédr. & Guinko
Protologue : Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 150: 419 (2006)
Information on the genus : Borassus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Borassus aethiopum var. domesticus A. Chev.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stem to 15 m tall and to 80 cm in diameter, almost always ventricose; leaves 8-22; fruits large, 15 cm long and to 12 cm in diameter, ovoid, yellowish green at maturity.
Ecology : Sudanian and Sudano-Guinean savannas, often in close proximity of human settlements.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. anal. Bénin : 54 (2006).
  • Boissiera 65: 32 (2012).
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