African Plant Database

Trichilia lovettii Cheek
Information on the genus : Trichilia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dioecious tree to 10 m; twigs of second year leafless, chesnut-brown or grey, 2-3 mm wide, with prominent white circular lenticels 0,3-0,5 mm Ø; leaves imparipinnate, 3-4-jugate, 15-27 cm long, drying green or pale yellow-brown.
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Ecology : Rain-forest with Parinari excelsa, Ficalhoa laurifolia, Afrosersalia sp.; also with Ficalhoa, Parinari excelsa, Polyceratocarpus scheffleri; and also with Allanblackia ulugurensis, Isoberlinia scheffleri, Rapanea melanophloeos; ? 1220-1480 m alt.
  Closely related to T. capitata Klotzsch, from SE Africa but more closely related to Pseudobersama mossambicensis; also has closer affinities with the Trichilia of America and Madagascar than with the Guineo-Congolian T. species of Africa.
  The African Trichilia with the smallest flowers (male with sepals 0,8x0,8 mm, petals 2,5-3x1 mm), female unknown; also the only species with verruculose fruit.
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carte afrique num 57179
Record n°57179
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