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 Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 224 (2006).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:187 (2012)
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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Record n°722 modified 2007-04-17
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