African Plant Database


Lovoa swynnertonii Baker f.
Family : MELIACEAE
Information on the genus : Lovoa
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree 20-40-50 m; crown narrow, flattened; bole straight, clean (sometimes to 30 m height), to 2 m Ø, fluted or slightly buttressed at base; bark smooth, grey, flaking in circular patches c. 3 cm Ø; leaves c. 30 cm long, pubescent when young.
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Ecology : Rain-forest; moist forest; well-drained slopes of stream banks; riverine forest; 150-1525 m alt. (coastal Kenya 150-450 m, inland > 1150 m).
  Timber dark brownish red, difficult to work; formerly marketed with L. trichilioides. Now very rare in Zimbabwe needing protection.
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 57215
 
Record n°57215
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