African Plant Database


Terminalia superba Engl. & Diels
Family : COMBRETACEAE
Protologue : Monogr. Afrik. Pflanzen.-Fam. 4: 26 (1900)
Information on the genus : Terminalia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Terminalia altissima A. Chev. (1909)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Straight-boled tree to 50 m; bole to ±75 cm ?at the base, with strong sharp, fairly wide and thin “plank” buttresses; crown spreading, open.
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Ecology : The commonest of the high-forest species; invasive; typical tree of the drier type of rain-forest and extends into wetter high forest; trees deciduous but almost evergreen in moister regions; occurs up to limit of savanna land.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 225 (2006).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 717
 
Record n°717
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