African Plant Database

Bobgunnia madagascariensis (Desv.) J. H. Kirkbr. & Wiersema
Protologue : Brittonia 49(1): 7 (1997)
Information on the genus : Bobgunnia
Basionym : Swartzia madagascariensis Desv.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tounatea madagascariensis (Desv.) Baill.
 Swartzia madagascariensis Desv.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Swartzia madagascariensis f. glabrescens G.C.C. Gilbert & Boutique
=Swartzia madagascariensis f. grandifoliolata G.C.C. Gilbert & Boutique
=Swartzia marginata Benth.
=Swartzia sapinii De Wild. (1910)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 2-10(-15) m, bushy, multistemmed or with a single trunk 15-40 cm ø, bole to 7 m long before branching; fruits 6-30 x 1,3-1,8 cm, rather like those of Cassia sieberana.
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Ecology : Savanna; dry forest; deciduous woodland (Julbernardia-Brachystegia); wooded grassland; gravelly zone and colluvium; sandy-clayey deep soil; open sandy woods mixed with species of Protea, Eugenia, Combretaceae; very scattered; 50-2000 m alt.
  Caprivi Strip, Botswana. - Does not occur in Madagascar!
  A powerful fungicide recently discovered in the roots (Kew, Autumn 2000: 6, 2000).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Brittonia 49: 7-11 (1997).
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