African Plant Database

Lecaniodiscus Planch. ex Benth.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree (2-)10-12(-30) m, sometimes shrub 1,5-3 m tall, dioecious; bole to 15 m high, 10-50 cm Ø, often with many adventitious shoots near base; crown spreading; young branchlets with dense orange soft curly hairs (also on petiolules which are swollen).
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Ecology : Evergreen and semi-deciduous forests, periodically flooded forest, gallery forest on rocky riversides, islands in rivers; edges of gallery forest in high rainfall savanna;; very common in semi-deciduous secondary forests; 230-1100 m alt.
  Similar to (the rare) L. punctatus (with less hairy leaves). Also resembling Deinbollia pinnata (often with orange hairs).
  Sometimes planted: shade tree, ornamental. Also a weed in rice fields (Nigeria).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 220
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 6: 132 (2011).
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Record n°192002 modified 2008-12-27
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