African Plant Database

Pterocarpus santalinoides L'Hér. ex DC.
Information on the genus : Pterocarpus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pterocarpus amazonicus Huber
=Pterocarpus grandis Cowan
=Pterocarpus michelii Britton
=Pterocarpus esculentus Schumach. & Thonn. (1827)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen (usually) tree 10-15 m; bole to 30 cm Ø, 1 m in girth, branching low down; bark greyish brown, smooth to scaly, thin; branches straggling; occasionally briefly deciduous; foliage shining, stipules late caducous; inflorescence short, hairy;
Ecology : Mixed deciduous forest and flooded savanna on lake and legoon sides, riverbanks. - Very conspicuous when flowering.
  N S America (Amazon region, disjunctly seperated by the Planalto de Mato Grosso, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, to c. 27°S).
  Also planted (as a talisman) in villages.
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carte afrique num 62765
Record n°62765 modified 2007-04-18
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