African Plant Database

Griffonia speciosa (Welw. ex Benth.) Taub.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Griffonia
Basionym : Bandeiraea speciosa Welw. ex Benth.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Bandeiraea speciosa Welw. ex Benth. (1866)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane 3-4 m tall with stems 25 cm Ø, or climbing shrub 1,2-1,5 m tall, with dark-purple flowers like those of Fuchsia or Schotia, calyx scarlet; sometimes a small tree or shrub standing erect.
Ecology : Bushy parts of palm-groves; thickets; primary woods, widely climbing on trees with Dalhousiea africana; mountainous wooded stations; also with Cacousia platyptera.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 70458
Record n°70458
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