African Plant Database


Elaeodendron buchananii (Loes.) Loes.
Family : CELASTRACEAE
Information on the genus : Elaeodendron
Basionym : Cassine buchananii Loes.
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cassine buchananii Loes. (1893)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Elaeodendron kamerunense (Loes.) Villiers
=Cassine glauca var. kamerunensis (Loes.) R. Wilczek
=Elaeodendron glaucum var. kamerunense Loes.
=Elaeodendron afzelii f. djalonense Roberty
=Elaeodendron warneckei Loes. (1907)
=Elaeodendron keniense Loes. (1926)
=Elaeodendron friesianum Loes. (1926)
=Cassine albivenosa (Chiov.) Cufod.
=Elaeodendron albivenosum Chiov. (1932)
=Elaeodendron afzelii Loes. (1900)
=Elaeodendron stolzii Loes. (1934)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 1-30 m tall; trunk to 25 cm Ø, much branched; bark purplish brown, prominently lenticellate; branches 4-lined or not, flattened to quadrangular and pale grey when young, becoming terete and vinous red to red-brown […]Poisonous.
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Ecology : (Dry) evergreen forest and thickets; riverine forest; deciduous woodland (on termite mounds); grasslands; sometimes in secondary communities; deciduous forest edges; Podocarpus latifolius forest.
  1000( ?and less)-2290 m alt. Related to E. xylocarpum (Vent.) DC. from Central America, sharing dioecious flowers with petaloid staminodes.E. kamerunense may well be regarded as a different, good species; more material and fieldwork are needed.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Engler, H.G.A. & K. A. E. Prantl (1897). Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien...ed. 2 III, 5, Nachtr. 1: 221-225
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 207 (2006).
 
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Map
carte afrique num 78209
 
Record n°78209
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