African Plant Database

Turraea vogelii Hook. f. ex Benth.
Information on the genus : Turraea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Turraea zenkeri C. DC.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing shrub 5-12 m tall, rarely a shrub to 2 m; young branchlets and leaves with dense white hairs; leaves elliptic-obovate, c. 11-15x5-7 cm, with domatia beneath, with 3-6 pairs of lateral nerves, unlobed, base cuneate or rounded, apex acuminate.
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Ecology : Evergreen forest and at its edges; humid forest; fallow land; regrowths; river banks (primary forest); edges of forest gallery in savanna; 10-1375 m alt.
  Often confused with T. vogelioides (with sometimes lobed leaves, few-flowered cymes on short peduncles).
  Bioko/Fernando Poo, Principe, S. Tomé [var. propinqua (Hook f.) Oliv.; bas: T. propinqua Hook f., with smaller and narrower leaves].T. vogelii was formerly cited from the Cape Verde Isl., São Nicolau.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°56884 modified 2007-04-17
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