African Plant Database

Sorindeia juglandifolia (A. Rich.) Planch. ex Oliv.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 1: 440 (1868)
Information on the genus : Sorindeia
Basionym : Dupuisia juglandifolia A. Rich.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dupuisia juglandifolia A. Rich.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sorindeia adolfi-fredericii Engl. & Brehmer
=Sorindeia collina Keay (1956)
=Sorindeia gossweileri Exell (1932)
=Sorindeia lundensis Exell & Mendonça (1952)
=Sorindeia mayumbensis Van der Veken (1959)
=Sorindeia ngounyensis Pellegr. (1956)
=Sorindeia poggei Engl. (1892)
=Sorindeia rhodesica R. Fern. & A. Fern. (1965)
=*Sorindeia juglandifolia auct.
=Sorindeia sparanoi De Wild. (1914)
=Sorindeia submontana Van der Veken (1959)
=Sorindeia undulata R. Fern. & A. Fern. (1965)
=Sorindeia obtusifoliolata var. parvifoliolata Engl. (1895)
=Sorindeia ripicola Champl. (1999)
=Sorindeia afzelii Engl. (1917) sensu 1917 et non Engl. 1892 (= Trichoscypha longifolia) !!! // Fl. West Trop. Afr. I (II), 736-737
=Sorindeia heterophylla Hook. f. (1849)
=Sorindeia tholloni Lecomte (1908)
=Sorindeia claessensii De Wild.
=Sorindeia claessensii De Wild. var. claessensii
=Sapindus simplicifolius G. Don
=Sorindeia simplicifolia (G. Don) Exell (1944)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub to 6 m tall, or tree to 23 m with bole 40 cm d.b.h., or liane; branchlets, leaves and inflorescences (sub)glabrous or (sparsely) puberulous, or more rarely, pubescent.
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Ecology : Rain-forest; forest gallery; half-dry guinean forests; edge of dry deciduous forest; regrowth in humid forest; coastal dune bush; 5-2000 m alt.
  Variable in habit, number of leaflets, position of flower panicles (ramiflorous, cauliflorous).
  Fruit (“Damson”) edible, sold in markets (Sierra Leone, Freetown). Stems used as chew-sticks.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 34 (2006).
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Record n°6114 modified 2007-04-04
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