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Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Family (APGIII) : FABACEAE
Protologue : Linnaea 23: 35 (1850)
Information on the genus : Peltophorum
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Brasilettia africana (Sond.) Kuntze
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Baryxylum africanum Pierre (1790)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Graceful tree 3-12 m, with rounded and broad, spreading crown; branches rambling and spreading.
Ecology : Very open formation on clayey soil; open, high-grass woodland on rejuvenated soils; crest of limestone ridge; banks of rivers; woods on plateau; sometimes abundant with Protea spp., Combretaceae; thickets of Tamarix orientalis; 700-± 2000 m alt.
  S. Africa, Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland.
  Not in W. Africa (= Bussea occidentalis ).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 196

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 237 (1937).
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 36: t.1434 (1964).
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 572 (1966).
  • Fl. S. Africa 16[2]: 132. (1977).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 101-102 (1985).
  • Gen. Gram. : 291 (1986).
  • Gen. Gram. : 292 (1986).
  • Trees Natal, Zululand & Transkei : 156 (1993).
  • Wild Flrs north. South Africa : 172 (1997).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 69320
 
Record n°69320
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