African Plant Database


Turraea heterophylla Sm.
Family : MELIACEAE
Protologue : Cycl. (Rees) 36: n. 6
Information on the genus : Turraea
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Turraea gracilis A. Chev. (1920)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen shrub, often sprawling, 0,3-4 m tall; leaves thin, obovate to cuneate, 3-lobate in upper part, lobes rectangular, 2,5-9x1-3,5 cm, somewhat pubescent apart from midrib below and tuft domatia.
Ecology : Forest, forest edges, secondary forest; near sea-level - ? m alt.
  Ornamental; also used in traditional medicine. Was grown as a stove plant at Chiswick House, England, collected in Sierra Leone by Whitfield (Edwards’s Bot. Reg., l.c.); cf. note under T. leonensis.
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 56897
 
Record n°56897
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