African Plant Database

Melia volkensii Gürke
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenw. Ost -Afr. C 231 (1895)
Information on the genus : Melia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, deciduous, spreading, (6-)15-20 m; crown rounded, often with a browse-line produced by giraffe; bark rough, with pronounced vertical fissures.
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Ecology : Acacia, Commiphora deciduous bushland; sometimes fringing seasonal watercourses; rock outcrops; reddish soils over limestone; 350-1675 m alt.
  Can be confused with M. azedarach (forms with sub-entire leaves but apex of leaflets different).
  Timber used and easily worked. Difficult to grow from seed, propagation by root suckers recommended.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 444 (2006).
More info on :
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 56908
Record n°56908
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