African Plant Database

Lannea rivae (Chiov.) Sacleux
Protologue : Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Ser. 2 6: 453 (1934)
Information on the genus : Lannea
Basionym : Odina rivae Chiov.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Odina rivae Chiov. (1929)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lannea cufodontii Chiov. (1939)
=Lannea floccosa Sacleux (1934)
=Commiphora tomentosa Engl. (1905)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous shrub or tree, 2-9 m tall; crown flat, spreading; bark thick, rough, brownish grey; leaves mostly 1-foliolate, occasionally some 3-foliolate, crowded on short stout node-like branchlets; petiole 0,5-4 cm long.
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Ecology : Wooded grassland; deciduous bushland; rocky lava areas; with Commiphora africana on rocky slopes; margins of Juniperus forest; 350-2030 m alt.
  Resembling L. triphylla (ranges overlapping).
  Inner bark chewed for its sweet taste and as a source of water.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anacardiaceae: 14-15
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carte afrique num 6045
Record n°6045
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