African Plant Database

Pericopsis laxiflora (Benth.) Meeuwen
Information on the genus : Pericopsis
Basionym : Ormosia laxiflora Benth.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Afrormosia laxiflora (Benth.) Harms
 Pericopsis angolensis subsp. laxiflora (Benth.) Yakovlev
 Ormosia laxiflora Benth.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree (2-)9-13 m; bole usually twisted and crooked, to 25 cm Ø and 2 m in girth; branches crooked, droopong, pubescent; bark smooth, greyish brown, peeling off in large pieces exposing soft orange underbark; leaves tomentose;
Ecology : Savanna woodland often in rocky places, on ironstone and lateritic soils in high rainfall areas; fringing forest. One of the commonest trees.

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 :
  • Bull. Jard. Bot. État 32: 216 (1962)

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:241, 284, 314 (2012)
More info on :
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 70531
Record n°70531
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