African Plant Database

Allophylus tanzaniensis F. G. Davies
Protologue : Fl. Trop. E. Africa 87 (1998)
Information on the genus : Allophylus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub, much-branched, or tree 1-5 m tall; branches (light) brown, brown-lenticellate; young branchlets pubescent, glabrescent; leaves 3-foliolate, discolorous, petiole 5-9 cm long.
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Ecology : Deciduous bushland; woodland with Acacia, Premna, Commiphora, Euphorbia; “Makonde thicket” on sand; rocky hillsides; sometimes on limestone; 350-1400(-? 1560) m alt.
  Resembling and difficult to separate from A. ferrugineus but more glabrescent, and also from A. rubifolius and A. africanus (specimens with slightly branched inflorescences). However, “in the field it has a distinctive facies”.
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