African Plant Database

Lannea humilis (Oliv.) Engl.
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 1: 213 (1897)
Information on the genus : Lannea
Basionym : Odina humilis Oliv.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Odina humilis Oliv. (1889)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lannea bagirmensis Engl. (1907)
=Commiphora taborensis Engl. (1910)
=Odina tomentosa Engl. (1892)
=Lannea tomentosa (Engl.) Engl. (1897)
=*Calesiam tomentosum Engl. (1896)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous shrub or tree, 0,5-2-7,5 m tall, many-stemmed with tortuous branches; bark smooth, spongy, grey to almost black on bole, with milky latex; branches brownish grey, cylindrical, striate, lenticellate, glabrous.
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Ecology : Heavy, compact and hard sandy soils; locally common; deciduous woodland; wooded grassland; often at edges of seasonally flooded valleys and other local water catchments; 700-750 (? and less) - 1700 m alt.
  . If leafless resembling Commiphora africana (Burseracea). Leaflets similar to those of C. pendulata (but in this species dentate, not entire).
  Coppiced specimens sometimes with leaves to 22 cm long, leaflets to 9 cm long, 3 cm broad.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
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  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 222
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  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 205
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 243
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 556
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