African Plant Database

Thespesia garckeana F. Hoffm.
Protologue : Beitr. Kenntn. Fl. Centr.-Ost-Afr. 12 (1889)
Information on the genus : Thespesia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Shantzia garckeana (F. Hoffm.) Lewton
 Azanza garckeana (F. Hoffm.) Exell & Hillc.
 Thespesia garckeana F. Hoffm. var. garckeana
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thespesia debeerstii De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
=Thespesia hockii De Wild. (1911)
=Thespesia rogersii S. Moore (1918)
Taxon infra-specific
Thespesia garckeana var. schliebenii Verdc. (2009)
Thespesia garckeana F. Hoffm. var. garckeana
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 10-13 m, with trunk 40 cm , or (rarely) shrub 3-4 m tall.
Ecology : Many kinds of woodland; very often on termite-mounds; apparently never dominant but scattered among other species; on a wide range of soils; 1-±2000 m alt. Caprivi Strip, Botswana. – Possibly introduced in Nigeria.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 432-434
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 106 (2009).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 82130
Record n°82130
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