African Plant Database

Philenoptera bussei (Harms) Schrire
Information on the genus : Philenoptera
Basionym : Lonchocarpus bussei Harms
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lonchocarpus bussei Harms (1904)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lonchocarpus fischeri Harms (1904)
=Lonchocarpus menyharthii Schinz (1902)
=*Lonchocarpus laxiflorus auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous rather slender tree (3-)6-15 m tall; bark grey to greyish-brown, becoming fissured, rather rough and flaking; young branchlets pubescent to tomentellous, glabrescent; sladh pale brown to cream or white with red sticky exudate.
Ecology : Extending from coastal bushland and thicket to wooded grassland and a variety of deciduous woodland, bushland and thicket types, derived savanna and bushlands, inland; also in degraded montane scrub; 0-1500 m alt.
  Very variable species, in shape and hairiness of leaves and width of fruit.
  S. Africa.
  Distinctions from P. eriocalyx not always clear.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 70719
Record n°70719
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