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Symphonia globulifera L. f.
Family : CLUSIACEAE
Protologue : Suppl. Pl. 302 (1782) 
Information on the genus : Symphonia
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Moronobea globulifera (L. f.) Schltdl. (1833)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Symphonia globulifera var. gabonensis Vesque (1893)
=Symphonia gabonensis (Vesque) Pierre (1896)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree (7,5-)15-25(-40) m, with straight bole 1,5 m in girth, sometimes with short buttresses and often with stilt-roots; branches short, horizontal, whorled (resembling Picea abies), conspicuously crowded with red-berry-like flowers.
Ecology : Rain-forest; watersides in swamp forest (often dominant tree); 200-1900 m alt. S. Tomé. C & S. America; S. Domingo, Jamaica, Dominica Is., Guadalupe, Trinidad.
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Tree; distribution: New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 394-396
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 395

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 220 (2006).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
 
Map
carte afrique num 8167
 
Record n°8167
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