African Plant Database

Pachyelasma tessmannii (Harms) Harms
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Pachyelasma
Basionym : Stachyothyrsus tessmannii Harms
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Stachyothyrsus tessmannii Harms (1910)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 60 m; bole straight, cylindrical, sometimes deformed to 2,5 m Ø, with well-developed plank-buttresses; crown spreading, umbrella-like; leaves to 35-38,5 cm long; fruit woody, 15-37 x 2-2,5 cm, thick (3,5-4 cm), 4-angled.
Ecology : Evergreen rain-forest.
  Flowers and wood with a very unpleasant smell carrying a distance (to 300 m). Bark and fruit used as fish poisons. One of the biggest and most majestic trees of the Congolean rain-forest.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
carte afrique num 70468
Record n°70468
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