African Plant Database

Spondias purpurea L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl., ed. 2 613 (1762) 
Information on the genus : Spondias
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, deciduous, 3-5-10 m; low branches thick, brittle, ± horizontal; bark grey to brown; leaves 9-21-foliolate, c. 20 cm long; petiole 3-5 cm long, thick; leaflets (elliptic-)oblong, 2-5x1-2,5 cm, asymmetric, margins entire, apex acuminate.
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Ecology : Native in tropical America, mainly on the W coastal plain of the Andes (including both cultivated and wild populations and hybrids between them), up to c. 600 m alt. Cultivated throughout the tropics of the World.
  A hardy tree growing well in dry areas.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 34
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