African Plant Database

Hyphaene coriacea Gaertn.
Protologue : Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 28, t. 10, f. 2 (1788)
Information on the genus : Hyphaene
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hyphaene beccariana Furtado (1967)
 Chamaeriphes coriacea (Gaertn.) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hyphaene natalensis Kunze
=Hyphaene coriacea var. minor Drude
=Hyphaene hildebrandtii Becc. (1906)
=Hyphaene parvula Becc. (1908)
=Hyphaene pileata Becc. (1924)
=Hyphaene pileata subvar. major
=Hyphaene pileata var. oncophora Becc.
=Hyphaene pileata subsp. minor Becc.
=Hyphaene pleuropoda Becc. (1908)
=Hyphaene pyrifera Becc. (1908)
=Hyphaene pyrifera var. arenicola Becc.
=Hyphaene sphaerulifera var. gosciaensis Becc.
=Hyphaene pyrifera var. gosciaensis (Becc.) Becc.
=Hyphaene pyrifera var. margaritensis Becc.
=Hyphaene schatan Dammer
=Hyphaene sphaerulifera Becc. (1908)
=Hyphaene tetragonoides Furtado (1967)
=Hyphaene turbinata H. Wendl. (1881)
=Hyphaene turbinata var. ansata Becc.
=Hyphaene turbinata var. spuria Becc.
=Hyphaene wendlandii Dammer (1900)
=Hyphaene oblonga Becc. (1908)
=Hyphaene schatan Bojer (1837)
=Hyphaene baronii Becc. (1906)
=Chamaeriphes shatan (Bojer ex Dammer) Kuntze
=Chamaeriphes turbinata (H. Wendl.) Kuntze
=Corypha africana Lour.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stem to 5 m tall and to 25 cm in diameter, solitary or clustered, with decumbent growth form; leaves 8-15; fruits extremely polymorphic in shape and size, to 6 cm long and 4 cm wide, pale green when immature, ripening dark brown.
Ecology : grows in coastal lowland regions, especially sand dunes, and rarely extends to inland areas; it is distributed from see level to 300 m.
  The name Hyphaene coriacea has been widely misused and often applied to other species.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree- Ht 1.5 - 4 m. Alt: 50 - 300 m. Distribution: KN, LP, MP
Biol./Eco : Tree; Dry, Subarid; Grassland, Wooded Grassland, Thicket, Woodland; 0-499 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Palmae : 29 (1986).
  • Calane da Silva M, S. Izidine & A.B. Amude (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. S. Afr. Bot. Div. Network Report 30: 120
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13(2): 59
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