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Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Information on the genus : Pseudocedrela
Basionym : Cedrela kotschyi Schweinf.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cedrela kotschyi Schweinf. (1868)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pseudocedrela chevalieri C. DC. (1907)
=Soymida roupalifolia Schweinf. (1868)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 4-6-20 m; bole clear to 8 m height, 2 m in girth; but often crooked, branched from near the base; tree commonly only 6-9 m tall due to fire damage; crown oblong or pyramidal; branches ascending; often coppicing.
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Ecology : Savanna woodland, especially on moist heavy soil of valleys or swampy areas; woodland; wooded grassland; savannas; often gregarious on heavy soils; deep soils; terraces along streams; marigots; hollows; deep sands; forest gallery;? -120-1200 m alt.
  Fruit resembling an upright Entandrophragma but the valves are connected by fibres as in Khaya.
  Wood fragrant, handsome, red-brown, resembling mahogany, but heavier. Numerous seeds are produced, but few germinate; many killed by fire. Seedlings few, with very long taproot. Regeneration mainly by root-suckers.
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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