African Plant Database

Citropsis articulata (Willd. ex Spreng.) Swingle & M. Kellerm.
Information on the genus : Citropsis
Basionym : Citrus articulata Willd. ex Spreng.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Citrus articulata Willd. ex Spreng. (1826)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Citropsis schweinfurthii (Engl.) Swingle & M. Kellerm.
=Limonia schweinfurthii Engl. (1895)
=Citropsis latialata (De Wild.) Swingle & M. Kellerm.
=Limonia poggei var. latialata De Wild.
=Limonia mirabilis A. Chev.
=Citropsis mirabilis (A. Chev.) Swingle & M. Kellerm. (1913)
=Limonia preussii Engl.
=Citropsis preussii (Engl.) Swingle & M. Kellerm.
=Limonia demeusei De Wild.
=Limonia poggei Engl.
=Limonia ugandensis Baker f.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 2,5-7 m tall, branched from the base, thorny, glabrous; stem ca 23 cm Ø; branchlets slender, cylindrical; thorns 5-25 mm long; leaves 7-35 cm long, coriaceous, gland-dotted, with (3-)5(-7) leaflets up to 20 cm long,[…]
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Ecology : Rain-forest; dry (semi-)deciduous and secondary forests; forest edges; along rivers.
  480-1550 m alt. Seems to be endangered by extinction in Uganda as the root is considered aphrodisiac. The bark is used in medicine.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 198 (1992).
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