African Plant Database

Lophira alata Banks ex C. F. Gaertn.
Protologue : Suppl. Carp. 1(1): 52, t. 188, f. 2 (1805)
Information on the genus : Lophira
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Lophira africana Banks ex G. Don (1831)
=Lophira barteri Tiegh. (1877)
=Lophira macrophylla Tiegh. (1877)
=Lophira procera A. Chev. (1909)
=Lophira simplex G. Don (1831)
=Lophira spathulata Tiegh. (1877) p.p.
=Lophira tholloni Tiegh. (1877)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 40-60 m; bole long, straight, clear, 120-180 cm , with large buttresses and fluted; crown long, narrow of steeply ascending branches; flowering after appearence of the new leaves.
Ecology : Evergreen moist rain-forest; with Saccoglottis gabonensis, Coula edulis, Cynometra hankei (Cameroon); 550-1300 m alt. One of the giants of the rain-forest. – One of the most exploited species for timber in Cameroon.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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Record n°17944 modified 2008-07-10
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