African Plant Database

Lannea welwitschii (Hiern) Engl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 24: 498 (1898)
Information on the genus : Lannea
Basionym : Calesiam welwitschii Hiern
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Calesiam welwitschii Hiern (1896)
 Lannea welwitschii (Hiern) Engl. var. welwitschii
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lannea acidissima A. Chev. (1911)
=Lannea longifoliolata Engl. & K. Krause (1911)
=Lannea zenkeri Engl. & K. Krause (1911)
Taxon infra-specific
Lannea welwitschii (Hiern) Engl. var. welwitschii
Lannea welwitschii var. ciliolata Engl. (1905)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 10-30 m; bole straight, cylindrical, usually scarcely buttressed, branching low, 0,7-1 m Ø, 2,5m in girth; bark greyish, fairly smooth but with numerous lenticels and with conspicuous pits (like shot marks).
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Ecology : Deciduous, half-deciduous and secondary forests; Celtis, Milicia, Aningeria altissima forest; dry or moist forest; especially common in or near swamps in rain-forest; 1-1250 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars.: - var. welwitschii, widespread, with ± glabrous, large leaflets; - var. ciliolata Engl. (syn.: L. amaniensis Engl. & K. Krause), in SE Kenya, Tanzania, with smaller leaflets pubescent to glabrate with simple and stellate hairs.
  Sometimes cultivated (fide Lejoly & al., l.c.).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anacardiaceae: 26-27

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 30 (2006).
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Record n°6054 modified 2007-04-04
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