African Plant Database


Raphia sudanica A. Chev.
Family : ARECACEAE
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France lv. Mem. VIII. 95 (1908) 
Notes : [p.p. = R. mambillensis Otedoh]
Information on the genus : Raphia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Raphia humilis A. Chev. (1932) Govaerts & Dransfield (2005)
=Raphia heberostris Becc. (1910)
=Raphia bandamensis A. Chev. (1932)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small, solitary palm; stems 1-5 (-8) m long; leaves 1-5 (-8) m long, erect on emergence and slightly arching when mature; leaflets to 40-60 on each side of rachis; inflorescences slightly pendant, to 1-1.5 m long; fruits oblong-ovoid, 4.7-5 cm long and 2.8-3 cm in diameter, covered by reddish-brown scales.
Ecology : Frequently found in in-land savannahs, mostly associated to small streams and gallery forest; it normally grows at low elevations.
  Widely distributed from Senegal to Cameroon

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hutchinson, J. & J.M. Dalziel (1968). Flora of West Tropical Africa: Second Edition 3(1): 166
  • Fl. anal. Bénin : 61 (2006).
  • Boissiera 65: <2012> (2012).

Bibliography other :
  • Adansonia, sér. 3 36(1): 53 (2014). LT2
2 Publishing with molecular analysis
 
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Map
carte afrique num 33122
 
Record n°33122 modified 2016-09-19
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