African Plant Database

Bombax costatum Pellegr. & Vuill.
Family : Bombacaceae
Protologue : Notul. Syst. (Paris) 3 : 88 (1914)
Information on the genus : Bombax
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).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:278 (2012)
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carte afrique num 48442
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