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Erythrophleum africanum (Welw. ex Benth.) Harms
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Erythrophleum
Basionym : Gleditsia africana Welw. ex Benth.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Caesalpinioides africanum (Welw. ex Benth.) Kuntze
 Gleditsia africana Welw. ex Benth.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Erythrophleum africanum var. stenocarpum Harms
=Erythrophleum pubistamineum Henn.
=Erythrophleum pubistamineum var. parvifolium Schinz
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 4-15(-? 18) m; trunk straight, 40 cm Ø, 70 cm d.b.h., free to 10 m height; crown spreading; foliage resembling that of Burkea africana.
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Ecology : Wooded savanna; several types of woodland; sandy soils; fine gravels; open forest on sand; Brachystegia formations ("panda"); near wet sites in savanna; Kalahari sand often with Parinari curatellifolia, Brachystegia spiciformis; 250-1600 m alt.
  Namibia, Caprivi Strip, Botswana - Malawi?
  Confused with Albizia coriaria.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 207-209
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:216 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 98 (1985).
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