African Plant Database

Polyscias farinosa (Delile) Harms
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3: 45 (1894)
Information on the genus : Polyscias
Basionym : Aralia farinosa Delile
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sciadopanax farinosus (Delile) R. Vig. (1906)
 Aralia farinosa Delile
 Nothopanax farinosum (Delile) Seem.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polyscias lepidota Chiov. (1940)
=*Panax pinnatus A. Rich. (1848)
=*Aralia pinnata Hochst. (1848)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree ± 7 m tall, leafless at flowering time; bark exuding some resin; leaves > 40 cm long; leaflets in several pairs, ovate, 8-15x2,5-5 cm, glabrous or glabrescent beneath, somewhat asymmetric at base, apex acute.
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Ecology : Open woodland, on slopes near streamside; 1700-2000 m alt.
  The binomial Polyscias lepidota Chiov. (1940) is not a synonym of P. farinosa as quoted by Bamps (Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 44: 121, 1974).
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carte afrique num 5429
Record n°5429
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