African Plant Database

Mezoneuron angolense Welw. ex Oliv.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 261 (1871)
Information on the genus : Mezoneuron
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Caesalpinia angolensis (Welw. ex Oliv.) Herend. & Zarucchi
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane 12-20 m long; stems 4-8 cm Ø, armed with scattered downwardly hooked or deflexed prickles, which on the old stems become enlarged and raised on subconical-cylindrical corky bosses.
Ecology : Rain-forest; riverine and swamp forests; coastal evergreen bushland; savanna (presumably as a relic of former forest); stony thickets at forest margins; along roads; near sea-level to 2000 m alt.
  Not in Cameroon and Liberia (= M. benthamianum ).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 172-174

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 53 (1992).

Bibliography other :
  • CLARK R.P. (2016). A Taxonomic Revision of Mezoneuron (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae: Caesalpinieae) Phytotaxa 274(1): 7 
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