African Plant Database

Detarium microcarpum Guill. & Perr.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Detarium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Detarium chevalieri Harms (1909)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 9-10 m, with a twisted bole and widely spreading crooked branches; branchlets,mostly 30-60 cm long, often clustered at the end of short gnarled bosses and fall off entire; bark peeling in papery patches.
Ecology : Drier formations; open forests; wooded savannas; depression; colluvium; deep sand on laterite; sometimes planted; also abundant on fallow land; on various types of soils.
  KOUYATÉ, A. M. & P. VAN DAMME (2003). Monographie de la taxonomie du Detarium microcarpum. In : SEBSEBE DEMISSEW & al., Eds., XVIIth AEFAT Congress 21-26 September 2003. Abstracts : 28. Addis Ababa University Press.

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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