African Plant Database

Polyscias fulva (Hiern) Harms
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. iii. 8: 45 (1894)
Information on the genus : Polyscias
Basionym : Panax fulvus Hiern
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Botryopanax fulvus (Hiern) Hutch. (1967)
 Panax nigericus A. Chev. (1911)
 Panax fulvus Hiern (1877)
 Sciadopanax fulvus (Hiern) R. Vig. (1906)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polyscias polybotrya Harms
=Sciadopanax polybotryus (Harms) R. Vig. (1906)
=Polyscias ferruginea (Hiern) Harms
=Panax ferrugineus Hiern (1877)
=Sciadopanax ferrugineus (Hiern) R. Vig. (1906)
=Polyscias preussii Harms (1899)
=Sciadopanax preussii (Harms) R. Vig. (1906)
=Polyscias elliotii Harms (1899)
=Sciadopanax elliotii (Harms) R. Vig. (1906)
=Polyscias malosana Harms
=Sciadopanax malosanus (Harms) R. Vig. (1906)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, 6-30-35 m, often with a large grey extremely straight unbranched cylindrical bole to 7-15 m tall, 0,3-1 m Ø, generally dividing into a small number of main branches which themselves each branch in a similar manner.
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Ecology : Rain-forest; riverine forest; grassland; Parinari excelsa forest; Aframomum thicket; secondary formations; wet upland and swamp forest; Acacia abyssinica woodland; Albizia, Croton, Macaranga forest; 750-2500 m alt.
  Variable in shape of leaflets (base cordate or non-cordate).
  Fast growing pioneer tree, important in agroforestry; also ornamental. Most commonly grown from wild seedlings (Latham, l.c.). Is becoming rare in nature due to over exploitation.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1968). Flora of Tropical East Africa Araliaceae: 13
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 88 (2006).
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Record n°5422 modified 2007-04-02
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