African Plant Database


Bombax costatum Pellegr. & Vuill.
Family : Bombacaceae
Family (APGIII) : MALVACEAE
Information on the genus : Bombax
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bombax andrieui Pellegr. & Vuill.
=Bombax buonopozense var. vuilletii Pellegr.
=Bombax houardii Pellegr. & Vuill.
=Bombax vuilletii Pellegr.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 5-15 m, but sometimes 20-30 m; with straight bole 30-60 cm ?at the base and 1 m in girth; bark deeply fissured with narrow triangular ridges bearing thick thorns; young branches sometimes spiny; flowering when leafless.
Ecology : Dry or lateritic ground; open woodland and wooded savanna; to 1000 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 177 (2006).
 
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 48442
 
Record n°48442
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