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Pseudospondias microcarpa (A. Rich.) Engl.
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 4: 259 (1883)
Information on the genus : Pseudospondias
Basionym : Spondias microcarpa A. Rich.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Spondias microcarpa A. Rich. (1832)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sorindeia obliquifoliolata Engl. (1911)
=Spondias zanzee G. Don (1832)
=Pseudospondias microcarpa var. hirsuta Brenan
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 6-15-20-40 m; crown broad, branches spreading, branchlets pendulous, upturned at tips, glabrous; bole 3-18 m high, 0,6-2 m Ø, twisted near ground, strongly buttressed; bark thick, greyish-yellow, falling off in large flakes, slash pink.
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Ecology : Lake shores; gregarious in riverine and swamp forests, especially common in gallery forest; deciduous and half-deciduous forests; rain-forest edges; rain-forest;; 25-900-1700 m alt.
  Parasitized by Phragmanthera polycrypta (Loranthaceae) in Angola.
  Principe, São Tomé, Annobon.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 205
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:137 (2012)
  • 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 : 555
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