African Plant Database

Platypterocarpus tanganyikensis Dunkley & Brenan
Protologue : Kew Bull. 1948, 47 (1948)
Information on the genus : Platypterocarpus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 13-27 m tall «having in some cases upwards of 12 m of clear stem, more often branching at 6 m and upwards, branches following the line of the stem rather than spreading outwards; bark of a dirty greyish colour,[…]
  see more in the book
Ecology : Transition zone between wet and dry forest,with Cassipourea elliottii,Fagaropsis angolensis,Catha edulis[…];evergreen forest with Podocarpus,[…]Ficalhoa forest on grey sandy soil; fairly common.
  1500-1900 m alt. When in flower, and on a merely superficial examination resembling a Gymnosporia species. – Affinities with Tripterygium from E. Asia and Wimmeria from Central America.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 78917
Record n°78917
Feedback about this record