African Plant Database

Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J. F. Gmel.
Protologue : Syst. Nat., ed. 13[bis] 2(1): 613 (1791)
Information on the genus : Hagenia
Basionym : Banksia abyssinica Bruce
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Banksia abyssinica Bruce (1790)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hagenia anthelmintica (Kunth ex A. Rich.) J. F. Gmel. ex Eggeling
=Brayera anthelmintica Kunth ex A. Rich. (1822)
=Hagenia abyssinica var. viridifolia Hauman
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rather slender tree, dioecious (or polygamous) 5-25 m; bole often crooked with bark peeling in strips, sometimes very thick on old stems; crown open, globose or umbrella-shaped; young twigs densely villous;
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Ecology : Open grassland; montane forest; ravine forest with Gnidia glauca, Hypericum revolutum, Podocarpus latifolius; dominant in the woodland zone just above bamboo and also in moist forest below bamboo (Kenya); often forming the upper forest boundary; etc...

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1978). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 4:
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°84228 modified 2007-01-31
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