African Plant Database

Lannea antiscorbutica (Hiern) Engl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 24: 499 (1898)
Information on the genus : Lannea
Basionym : Calesiam antiscorbutica Hiern
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Calesiam antiscorbutica Hiern
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 5 m tall or tree to 15-18 m; trunk erect with greyish bark, cylindrical, to 0,8 m Ø; branchlets grey to almost black, glabrous or with scattered stellate hairs; leaves 3-11-foliolate, alternate, rhachis 4-43 cm long, glabrous or nearly so.
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland; dense thicket; sandy soils; forest and gallery edges; ± wooded savannas; alluvial soil; bushy places near stream; Kalahari sand; termite mounds; 50-1700 m alt.
  “Abundant by the native villages, also cultivated near dwellings” (Welwitsch). Propagation from cuttings.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anacardiaceae: 22-23
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