African Plant Database

Michelsonia microphylla (Troupin) Hauman
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Michelsonia
Basionym : Julbernardia microphylla Troupin
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Julbernardia microphylla Troupin (1950)
 Tetraberlinia microphylla (Troupin) Aubrév.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 30 m tall and probably more, with spreading crown; bole branchless for to at least 12 m, DBH to 80(-?120) cm; base without or with small buttresses, sometimes slightly conical.
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Ecology : Hill tops and slopes; also in valleys and small canyons, but never in swampy conditions; primary forest; may become common locally and may even form almost pure stands etc...
  Planted in Yangambi (Zaire).
  Confused with Tetraberlinia baregarum. First collected around 1943; in general has become very rare, and could not be traced recently (extensive logging in the 1940s and 1950s).
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carte afrique num 62743
Record n°62743
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