African Plant Database


Terminalia catappa L.
Family : COMBRETACEAE
Protologue : Mant. Pl. 128 (1767)
Information on the genus : Terminalia
 
 
Status
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).
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Tree; distribution: Africa. Comoros,

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 224 (2006).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 722
 
Record n°722 modified 2007-04-17
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