African Plant Database

Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Prosopis
Basionym : Coulteria africana Guill. & Perr.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Coulteria africana Guill. & Perr.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Entada coulteria Roberty (1954)
=Prosopis oblonga Benth. (1842)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 4,5-12(-21) m; bole clean, cyclindrical, straight, to 60 cm Ø, unbuttressed in forest, or low-branching, slightly buttressed in open sites.
Ecology : Wooded grassland; abandoned cultivations; sometimes abundant, never gregarious; clearings in half-dry forest; savannas; on fine gravels; hollows; on very deep sand; laterite; to 1220 m alt.
  AGBOOLA, D. A. (2004). Prosopis africana (Mimosaceae): Stem, roots, and seeds in the economy of the savanna areas of Nigeria. Econ. Bot. 58 (Suppl.): S34-S42.
  Fastgrowing, and one of the most valuable agroforestry trees (Tchoundjeu, Z., in Agroforestry Today 9(2): 18-20, 1997).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 63682
Record n°63682
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