African Plant Database

Turraea wakefieldii Oliv.
Information on the genus : Turraea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Turraea kaessneri Baker f. (1903)
=Turraea kirkii Baker f. (1903)
=Turraea breviracemosa C. DC. (1907)
=Turraea cylindrica Sim (1909)
=Turraea junodii Schinz (1900)
=Turraea schlechteri Harms (1917)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 3-7 m tall, sometimes scrambling; leaves sometimes crowded at the ends of slow-growing shoots but usually widely spaced on long shoots; lamina ovate or elliptic, 4-8x2-4 cm, glabrous, with domatia, apex acuminate, base cuneate.
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Ecology : Coastal evergreen bushland, coastal forest; secondary forest and bushland; 1-500 m alt.
  Fruit resembling that of T. floribunda but less woody.
  Juvenile specimen, grown from seed in Kenya from Mafia Isl., with deeply primately lobed leaves (Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Meliaceae: 21, 1991).
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Record n°56886
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