African Plant Database

Calpocalyx cauliflorus Hoyle
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 172 (1933)
Information on the genus : Calpocalyx
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to ± 18(-20) m, deciduous; bole 1,5 m in girth, sometimes fluted, with short sharp buttresses; bark dark, thin, flaking off in old trees; cauliflorous; fruit known! Myrmecophilous (branchlets hollow inhabited by ants).
Ecology : Rain-forest. The commonest Calpocalyx in SE Nigeria.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 69965
Record n°69965
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