African Plant Database

Chytranthus atroviolaceus Baker f. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Protologue : Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 1: 504 (1928)
Information on the genus : Chytranthus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chytranthus brunneotomentosus Gilg ex Radlk. (1921)
=Chytranthus macrophyllus var. obanensis Baker f.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or) slender tree, unbranched, 0,8-5-18 m; trunk (2-)15 cm Ø; small axillary buds conspicuously hirsute; leaves 0,5-1,2 m long, in terminal clusters, with 3-6 pairs of leaflets, elliptic, 15-40x7-15 cm, the largest pairs at apex, ± hairy or glabrous.
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Ecology : (Evergreen) forest; in understorey of high forest; moist and periodically flooded forest, on grey clay loams; forest margins; 1-1300 m alt.
  Material from Uganda has very large fruits (c. 12-13 cm) and glabrous leaves. A specimen from Ulanga Distr., Tanzania (= T6) uncertain (Cribb & al. 11155).
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Record n°91124 modified 2006-12-08
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