African Plant Database

Allophylus hamatus Vermoesen ex Hauman
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État 38: 95 (1958)
Information on the genus : Allophylus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane, monoecious, heliophilous, to 5 m tall, or tree 3(-6) m; stems 5 cm Ø; young branches glabrous, 6-8 mm Ø, with spines 0,5-2 cm long; leaves 3-foliolate, 10-15 cm long; leaflets glabrous, shiny, domatia absent.
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Ecology : Swamp and riverine forests, swamps, swamp edges, riversides; usually by water.
  Herbarium specimens sometimes seem to be labelled A. africanus (fide Harris, l. c.).
  • Cheek m. & P. Haba (2016). Spiny African Allophylus (Sapindaceae): a synopsis. Kew Bull. 71/57: 3 
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