African Plant Database

Sclerosperma mannii H. Wendl.
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London 24: 427 (1864) 
Information on the genus : Sclerosperma
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sclerosperma dubium Becc. (1934)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Short or acaulescent, clustering palm; stem when present very short; leaves segmented, very large, ascending; leaflets 8-17 (-24), subopposite to alternate; fruits globose, 2.5-3 cm long and 2.2.-2.9 cm in diameter.
Ecology : Grows in lowland evergreen forest, ranging from forest just behind the mangrove swamp forest, though seasonally flooded forest, to valley bottom forest at higher elevations, persisting in secondary growth; it is present from 0 to 1400 m.
  The species has been also reported on the island of Bioko (Fernando Pó) in Equatorial Guinea but no specimens have been apparently found in order to confirm its presence there
  Sclerosperma mannii has a disjunct distribution with a population in Liberia and from southeast Nigeria southward to Congo and as far east as the border area of Congo and Rwanda.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hutchinson, J. & J.M. Dalziel (1968). Flora of West Tropical Africa: Second Edition 3(1): 161
  • Scripta Bot. Belg. 4: 108 (1993).
  • Bases Doc. Fl. Guinea Equat. : 377 (1999).
  • Sosef & al (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon.
  • Woody Pl. W. Afr. Forest : 868 (2006).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Strelitzia 22: 173 (2008).

Bibliography other :
  • Kew Bull. 63: 75 (2008)
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