African Plant Database

Sclerosperma walkeri A. Chev.
Protologue : Rev. Bot. Appl. 11: 237 (1931)
Information on the genus : Sclerosperma
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Short or acaulescent palm; stem when present very short; leaves segmented, very large, ascending; leaflets (20-) 25-40, subopposite to alternate; fruits globose, 4-5 cm long and 3-3.5 cm in diameter.
Ecology : Lowland evergreen rainforest, ranging from swamp forest, periodically flooded forest to lower slopes on terra firma, persisting in secondary growth; it is present between 300 and 400 m.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Sosef & al (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon.

Bibliography other :
  • Van Vlakenburg, J.L.C.H, Sunderlan, T.C.H. & T.L.P. Couvreur (2008). A revision of the genus Sclerosperma (Arecaceae) Kew Bull. 63(1): 84
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33298
Record n°33298
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