African Plant Database


Lovoa trichilioides Harms
Family : MELIACEAE
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(4): 308 (1896)
Information on the genus : Lovoa
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lovoa angulata Harms (1917)
=Lovoa mildbraedii Harms (1917)
=Lovoa brachysiphon Sprague (1906)
=Lovoa brownii Sprague (1906)
=Lovoa budongensis Sprague (1906)
=Lovoa klaineana Pierre ex Sprague (1906)
=Lovoa corbisieriana Staner (1930)
=Lovoa leplaeana Staner (1908)
=Lovoa pynaertii De Wild. (1908)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, evergreen, 40-45 m; crown dome-like of dark heavy foliage; bole cylindrical, clean to 12-30 m height, 2 m Ø, 4 m in girth, quadrangular where the buttresses (short, blunt, concave, 1-1,5 m high) join it; branchlets glabrous.
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Ecology : Rain-forest with Heritiera utilis; evergreen and deciduous forests, preferring good humid deep soils; gregarious or in clumps; extremely common in the lake shore forest of Uganda; sandy soil; 50-1515 m alt.
  Important timber species in great demand and heavily exploited. Grown in plantations in Nigeria, Ivory Coast. In Zaire one of the principal timber species, also planted under old stands of Hevea rubber.
 
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 57216
 
Record n°57216
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