African Plant Database

Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.
Information on the genus : Pterocarpus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pterocarpus adansonii DC. (1825)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous tree 12-15 m (or more); bole slightly buttressed when old, to 60 cm Ø; bark rough, fissured, scaly, greyish brown to blackish; slash exuding red resin; crown high, few-branched, open, light;
Ecology : Open country, wooded savanna, woodland; also edges of dense humid forest; sometimes on shallow soils; gravelly and lateritic soils, often at foot of slopes; 200-1030 m alt.
  Has been seriously over-exploited (timer); attempts made to reafforestation of the savanna and establishments of stands one farms. - The heart-wood is a source of red dye.
  Not in Angola (= P. angolensis ). Gabon?
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carte afrique num 62762
Record n°62762
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