African Plant Database

Copaifera salikounda Heckel
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Ann. Fac. Sci. Marseille 3: 4. t. 16 (1891)
Information on the genus : Copaifera
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree to 40 m, with bole to >1 m Ø and 3 m in girth, swollen at base or with low, narrow root ridges when young, developing into thick, narrow, transversely striate buttresses to 1,8 m when old; bole straight and cylindrical, clean to 25 m;
Ecology : Evergreen rain-forest; lagoon side; often ± gregarious; also on slopes; to 950 m alt.
  Confused with Detarium senegalense that has leaflets with translucent dots.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 314 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 63556
Record n°63556
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