African Plant Database

Trilepisium madagascariense DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 639 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Trilepisium
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bosqueia boiviniana Lecomte
=Bosqueia phoberos Baill.
=Bosqueia angolensis Ficalho (1884)
=Bosqueia calcicola Leandri (1948)
=Bosqueia danguyana Leandri (1948)
=Bosqueia manongarivensis Leandri (1948)
=Bosqueia occidentalis Leandri (1948)
=Bosqueia orientalis Leandri (1948)
=Bosqueia cerasiflora Volkens ex Engl. (1898)
=Bosqueia carvalhoana Engl. (1915)
=Bosqueia welwitschii Engl. (1898)
=Bosqueia thouarsiana Baill. (1863)
=Bosqueia boiviniana Baill. (1863)
=Bosqueia thouarsiana var. acuminata Baill. (1863)
=Bosqueia thouarsiana var. pyriformis Baill. (1863)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 6-15-20-40 m tall; bole ± 40-60 cm Ø; often with the trunk fluted at the base, quite bare of branches to nearly half its height; crown loosely pyramidal; branches and branchlets spreading; leafy twigs 0,5-4 mm thick, usually glabrous[…]
Ecology : Evergreen on the continent in primary or secondary forests in regions with evergreen or semi-deciduous forests; moist forest; often along streams; rare, frequent or dominant; forest patches; flooded forests; sometimes left single in cultivated areas[…]
  Very variable.
  1-400 m alt. (coast), 600–2200 (? 2500) m. Wood perishable. Seeds roasted, eaten. The sap yields a red dye. Rarely cultivated
  Annobon; Madagascar, Seychelles; S. Africa (Soutpansberg, a centre of plant diversity and endemism in South Africa) with other species widespread in neighbouring Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and other south-central African countries […]
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree- Ht 2 - 25 m. Alt: 730 - 1450 m. Distribution: LP
Biol./Eco : Tree; Dry, Humid, Montane, Subhumid; Forest; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Africa. Seychelles,

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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