African Plant Database

Sclerosperma profizianum Valk.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 63(1): 82 (2008)
Information on the genus : Sclerosperma
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Sclerosperma mabondo De Wild.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Short or acaulescent, clustering palm; stem when present 1-2 m long; leaves entire, very large, ascending; fruits globose to obovoid, 3-3.5 cm long and 3-3.5 cm in diameter.
Ecology : This species is found on relatively dry patches in swampy areas, in valley bottom forest, in forest that is often waterlogged or along streams. In Ghana it was also found as remnant in cocoa plantations where it grows in full sun conditions. S. profizianum is restricted to lowland regions.
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carte afrique num 185621
Record n°185621 created 2008-07-08 - modified 2013-11-27
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