African Plant Database


Melia volkensii Gürke
Family : MELIACEAE
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenw. Ost -Afr. C: 231 (1895)
Information on the genus : Melia
 
 
Status
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 :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 56908
 
Record n°56908
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