African Plant Database

Khaya grandifoliola C. DC.
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France liv. Mem. VIII. 10 (1907) 
Information on the genus : Khaya
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Khaya kerstingii Engl. (1915)
=Khaya kissiensis A. Chev. (1920)
=Khaya punchii Stapf (1908)
=Khaya grandis Stapf (1908)
=Khaya dawei Stapf (1929)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 20-30(-40) m, unbuttressed or slightly buttressed; bole straight, to 21 m high, 5 m in girth, 1,2 m Ø, but sometimes twisted and branching low into 2 or more branches; bark rough, scaly, pitted where scales fall off.
Ecology : Savannas; closed forest; forest islands in savanna; sometimes with Khaya senegalensis; along edge of scarp; riverine forest; hilly and rocky areas in the forest zone; a pioneering species growing rapidly; 229-1800 m alt.
  Very similar to K. anthotheca (cf. syn. K. dawei) and K. senegalensis.
  Sometimes planted (Nigeria, roadside tree).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • 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 : 444 (2006).
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carte afrique num 56850
Record n°56850
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