African Plant Database

Terminalia catappa L.
Protologue : Mant. Pl. 128 (1767)
Information on the genus : Terminalia
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Terminalia badamia Tul. (1856)
=Terminalia rubrigemmis Tul. (1856)
=Badamia commersonii Gaertn.
=Catappa domestica Rumph. (1741)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 20-30 m with whorled horizontal branching.
Ecology : Native of Malesia and W Pacific; introduced in W African Region in high rainfall areas, and in E Africa; gone wild on the coast; 1-200 m alt. Introduced throughout the tropics (shade & avenue tree with edible fruits).
Biol./Eco : Tree; distribution: Africa. Comoros,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:187 (2012)

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 224 (2006).
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Record n°722 modified 2007-04-17
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