African Plant Database

Aeglopsis chevalieri Swingle
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France lviii. Mem. V (1911) 
Information on the genus : Aeglopsis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Balsamocitrus chevalieri (Swingle) A. Chev.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub, semi-scandent, or tree 2-3-10 m tall, branched from the base, with bent trunk to 30 cm in girth; branchlets glabrous, green or yellowish; spines axillary,2-7 cm long;leaves simple,alternate,densely gland-dotted, scented when crushed,±elliptic[…]
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Ecology : (Semi-)deciduous forests, riverine or in wet places, in understorey; forest margins; secondary forest; sands and alluvium near the sea, behind the mangrove; coastal dunes.
  to c. 600 m alt. Introduced into the USA by Swingle, cultivated in Florida. Used as a root-stock for other Rutaceae. – Easily propagated by seeds produced in abundance.
  Also in SE Nigeria? (Chapman & Chapman, Forests Taraba & Adamawa States: C 40, 2001; 1061 m alt).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 601 (2006).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 90353
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