African Plant Database

Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Information on the genus : Canarium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Canarium occidentale A. Chev. (1909)
=Canarium chevalieri Guillaumin (1908)
=*Canarium khiala A. Chev. (1920)
=Canarium thollonicum Guillaumin (1908)
=Canarium velutinum Guillaumin (1908)
=*Boswellia occidentalis A. Chev. ex Guillaumin
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous tree 8-50 m, swollen at base or with blunt buttresses; trunk straight, massive, cylindrical, 1,3-2 m Ø, 4 m in girth, clear to 2-25 m height, with widely spreading branches; crown to 20 m Ø.
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Ecology : Cleared forest, secondary forest; rare except by lakes, in drier areas chiefly near rivers; often an isolated tree on cleared ground. 0-1600 m alt.
  Differs from C. madagascariense by: more numerous leaflets (17-45) with short petiolules (1-6 mm long), longer calyx (± 10 mm, not 2-3 mm).
  At a distance similar to Entandrophragma utile (lacking buttresses and fragrant gum). A young tree can be confused with Dacryodes klaineana (lacking clustered leaves).
  Perhaps also in SW Ethiopia (not in the North !). Perhaps spontaneous in gallery in S Chad.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:169 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 242
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 549

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Burseraceae: 2-4 (1991)
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Record n°7759 modified 2007-04-02
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