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Turraeanthus africanus (Welw. ex C. DC.) Pellegr.
Family : MELIACEAE
Information on the genus : Turraeanthus
Basionym : Guarea africana Welw. ex C. DC.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Guarea africana Welw. ex C. DC. (1878)
 Bingeria africana (Welw. ex C. DC.) A. Chev. (1909)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Turraeanthus malchairi De Wild. (1911)
=Turraeanthus zenkeri Harms (1896)
=Turraeanthus vignei Hutch. & Dalziel (1928)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree 13-21-35 m; crown spreading, irregular, dense, with terminal clusters of long pinnate leaves (50-60 cm long); bole 0,5-1,2-1,5 m Ø, irregular, branched low down; branchlets and petioles densely rusty puberulous when young, glabrescent.
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Ecology : Rain-forest; often gregarious, especially in moist places; evergreen and deciduous forests; regenerating well; in rather dense populations but very localized; riparian and poorly drained areas; 30-1700 m alt.
  May be confused with Entandrophragma cylindricum.
  Wood light yellow, very lustrous, light, similar to that of Lovoa, of importance (especially Ivory Coast); traded as Avodiré. Bark and leaves used for poisoning fish.
 
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Map
carte afrique num 57234
 
Record n°57234
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