African Plant Database

Allophylus abyssinicus (Hochst.) Radlk.
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(5): 313 (1896)
Information on the genus : Allophylus
Basionym : Schmidelia abyssinica Hochst.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Schmidelia abyssinica Hochst. (1843)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 6-25 m, or shrub c. 1,2 m tall, monoecious; trunk 0,5-1 m Ø, sometimes fluted; wood hard, white, brittle; bark smooth, grey(-green); side shoots sometimes arising from the trunk.
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Ecology : Juniperus, Podocarpus, Aningeria-Olea and Albizia-Croton forest, forest edges; mixed Podocarpus latifolius forest; riverine forest; often persisting after forest clearing; montane evergreen rain-forest; dry or moist forest (remnants); 650-4000 m alt.
  In the absence of flowers difficult to distinguish from robust specimens of A. africanus. According to Leenhouts hardly different from A. bullatus, and not separable from A. nigrescens (Madagascar
  One of the more distinctive species in the genus.

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 :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 607 (2006).
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Record n°90869 modified 2006-12-07
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