African Plant Database

Blighia welwitschii (Hiern) Radlk.
Protologue : Pflanzenr. (Engler) 1146 (1933)
Information on the genus : Blighia
Basionym : Phialodiscus welwitschii Hiern
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Phialodiscus welwitschii Hiern (1896)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Blighia laurentii De Wild. (1909)
=Phialodiscus laurentii (De Wild.) Radlk. (1909)
=Blighia mildbraedii Radlk. (1912)
=Blighia kamerunensis Radlk. (1933)
=Phialodiscus mortehanii De Wild. (1914)
=Blighia wildemanniana Radlk.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, deciduous, 20-50 m; bole straight, cylindrical, somewhat fluted at base, to 20 m high, 0,8-1 m Ø; bark grey with small reticulate fissures, or thin and smooth, hard, flaking; slash orange and brownish mottled.
Ecology : Closed forest; forest with Leguminosae and Sapotaceae; evergreen wet forest; secondary forests; 1-1150 m alt.
  Confused with B. sapida, but leaflets (long-)acuminate, ± glabrous, and fruits sharply angled.
  Fruit used as fish poison.

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 :
  • Consp. Fl. Angol. 2: 89 (1956).
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Record n°90833 modified 2007-04-04
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