African Plant Database

Tetrapleura tetraptera (Schumach. & Thonn.) Taub.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Bot. Centralbl. 47: 395 (1891)
Information on the genus : Tetrapleura
Basionym : Adenanthera tetraptera Schumach. & Thonn.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Adenanthera tetraptera Schumach. & Thonn.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Tetrapleura thonningii Benth. (1842)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 6-36 m; bole straight, cylindrical, ± 0,5-1,2 m Ø, 3 m in girth or more, sometimes with short wing-like buttresses at the base; foliage fern-like, dark green; fruit 12-25 cm long, similar to that of T. chevalieri.
Ecology : Scattered in rain-forest and at forest edges; fringing forest; regrowth; cultivated ground; with Chrysophyllum albidum, Cola gigantea, Erythrophleum suaveolens, Alstonia boonei, Parinari exselsa, Milicia excelsa; 80-1220 m alt.
  São Tomé.

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

Bibliography other :
  • Fischer, E., K. Rembold & al. (2010). Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Kakamega Forest, Western Province, Kenya J. E. Africa Nat. Hist. Soc. : 137 
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carte afrique num 69976
Record n°69976
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