African Plant Database

Detarium senegalense J. F. Gmel.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Syst. Nat., ed. 13[bis] 2(1): 443 (1791)
Information on the genus : Detarium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Detarium heudelotianum Baill.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 15-36 m; bole straight, cylindrical, relatively short, 6-12 m long, 40 cm Ø, 3 m in girth; crown large, very leafy. Fruit toxic but a non-toxic form is eaten.
Ecology : Closed- and fringing forest in the moister savanna regions; open savanna; to 650 m alt. (Nimba Mt.).

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

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 71 (1949).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 71 (2006).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:216 (2012)
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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Record n°70138 modified 2008-05-23
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