African Plant Database


Hymenaea verrucosa Gaertn.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Family (APGIII) : FABACEAE
Protologue : Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 306, t. 139, f. 7 (1791)
Information on the genus : Hymenaea
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Trachylobium verrucosum (Gaertn.) Oliv. (1871)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Trachylobium homemannianum Hayne (1827)
=Trachylobium hornemannianum Hayne (1827)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree 6-24(-40) m; bole cylindrical, clear to 15 m; crown, flat.
Ecology : On or near the coast in dry evergreen forest, woodland and evergreen bushland; 15-240 m alt. (mostly below 100 m).
  Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles. - Relict.
  Also cultivated as street trees; also as a source of Zanzibar copal.
  This plant is the closest extant species to H. mexicana described by G. Poinar Jr. & A. E. Brown in 2002, in amber from mines of Chiapas, Mexico; this fact indicates Old World-New World connections (Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 139: 125-132).
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Tree; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Forest; 0-499 m; distribution: Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 41-42
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 43
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
 
Map
carte afrique num 70173
 
Record n°70173
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