African Plant Database

Entada africana Guill. & Perr.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Fl. Seneg. Tent. 1: 233 (1832)
Information on the genus : Entada
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pusaetha africana (Guill. & Perr.) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Entadopsis sudanica (Schweinf.) G.C.C. Gilbert & Boutique
=Entada sudanica Schweinf. (1868)
=Entada ubanguiensis De Wild. (1925)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or straggling tree 1,2-10 m tall, usually with very rough bark; often ramose from the base; crown wide.
Ecology : Savanna subject to fires; degraded regrowths; wooded scrub in flooded hollow; marigot banks; sometimes rather frequent or very common; deep sandy soils; ± rocky soils; wooded savannas; open wooded grassland; 450-1100 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Mauritanie 1: 209 (1991).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires rares, menacées ou endémiques du Maroc. Bocconea 8: 121 
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 123
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 199
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see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°61577 modified 2007-04-02
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