African Plant Database

Garcinia kola Heckel
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France 30: Bibl. 150 (1883) 
Information on the genus : Garcinia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Garcinia akawensis Spirlet
=Garcinia bergheana Spirlet (1959)
=Garcinia autraniana Pierre
=Garcinia dinklagei Engl. (1908)
=Garcinia giadidi De Wild. (1907)
=Garcinia ndongensis Engl. (1919)
=Garcinia nitidula Engl. (1919)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree (12-)25-35(-40) m, with cylindrical bole 1 m ?and with angular branches and spreading heavy crown.
Ecology : Dense rain-, secondary, riverine and swamp forest; on granitic soil; 200-1250 m alt. – Also cultivated (“Bitter kola”).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 170 (1991).
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Record n°8023 modified 2007-03-30
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