African Plant Database

Loesenera kalantha Harms
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 1: 197 (1897)
Information on the genus : Loesenera
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, ramose shrub 5-6 m tall or tree to 28 m; bole tortuous, ramose near the base, to 60 cm Ø; base with short and thick root swellings; new leaves in drooping pink-red flushes.
Ecology : Swampy valleys and along creeks in moist conditions; sandy ground; in gregarious stands.
  Sometimes cultivated (Ivory Coast: Toulépleu, Guiglo).
  Can be confused with Tetraberlinia.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 340 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 70242
Record n°70242
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