African Plant Database


Milicia excelsa (Welw.) C.C. Berg
Family : MORACEAE
Information on the genus : Milicia
Basionym : Morus excelsa Welw.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chlorophora excelsa (Welw.) Benth. & Hook. f. (1867)
 Morus excelsa Welw. (1869)
 Maclura excelsa (Welw.) Bureau
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chlorophora alba A. Chev. (1912)
=Chlorophora tenuifolia Engl.
=Milicia africana Sim
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dioecious (or sometimes monoecious ?) tree to 30-50 m tall and with crown to 30 m wide; bole straight, cylindrical, clear to 20-28 m height, 2-2,5 m d.b.h., shortly buttressed or not; bark pale grey to ± black; branches patent[?]
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Ecology : Deciduous, semi-deciduous, or evergreen (primary and secondary) forests; apparently with preference for the drier types but also in ground-water forest; often in forest gallery; forest islands in savanna regions, or left there as single trees[?]
  0-1350 m alt. Timber excellent, and becoming rare due to overexploitation (Kenya, fide Beentje). Young trees often galled. ? Recently replanted in Malawi, after exploitation.
  São Tomé, Bioko/Fernando Poo.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 52: 225-229 (1982).
 
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Map
carte afrique num 24632
 
Record n°24632
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