African Plant Database

Dobera loranthifolia (Warb.) Harms
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 1: 282 (1897)
Information on the genus : Dobera
Basionym : Platymitium loranthifolium Warb.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dobera glabra var. subcoriacea Engl. & Gilg
 Platymitium loranthifolium Warb. (1895)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dobera macalusoi Mattei (1908)
=Dobera glabra var. macalusoi (Mattei) Fiori (1913)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen unarmed much-branched tree, 3-15 m; crown bushy, rounded or conical; trunk thick “almost like a baobab”, c. 50 cm Ø; bark black to pale grey(-brown), flaky or reticulately fissured or smooth; leaves leathery,[…]
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Ecology : Wooded grassland, Acacia scrub, coastal dry evergreen forest; common in Sideroxylon diospyroides-Diospyros-Lamprothamnus-Newtonia hildebrandtii forest island clumps on grey sandy loam; dominant tree in open grass savanna country […] 0-810 m alt.
  Variable in aspect of bark and leaves (atypical specimens in N Kenya), and in shape and hairiness of leaves.
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Record n°90467 modified 2007-01-22
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