African Plant Database

Prunus crassifolia (Hauman) Kalkman
Protologue : Blumea 13: 34 (1965)
Information on the genus : Prunus
Basionym : Pygeum crassifolium Hauman
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pygeum crassifolium Hauman (1952)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pygeum africanum Hook. f. (1864)
=Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman (1965)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 5-7(-18) m with ragged bark, thick branchlets 3-4mm Ø and coriaceous fleshy leaves (difference with P. africana).
Ecology : Mountain forest; 2800-3000m alt.
  Perhaps only an extreme form (in leaf fleshiness) of P. africana ? Further material needed (Lanuri Valley, Ruwenzori; 2 original collections by Bequaert in 1912 and 1914). Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D. A. Webb, P. x domestica L., and P. persica (L.)
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Record n°84207 modified 2007-02-01
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