African Plant Database

Chytranthus carneus Radlk.
Protologue : Wiss. Erg. Deut. Zentr.-Afr. Exped. (1907-1908), Bot.
Information on the genus : Chytranthus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chytranthus carneus var. secundiflorus Hauman
=Chytranthus longiracemosus Gilg ex Radlk. (1932)
=Chytranthus villiger Radlk. (1932)
=Chytranthus welwitschii Exell (1928)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree (or shrub) monoecious, palmlike, rarely branched, 3-10 m tall; stem 10-15 cm Ø, hairy when young, with 2 deep groves below the basal thickening of the petioles; leaves 0,6-1,2 m long, with 4-12 pairs of leaflets, the outermost largest.
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Ecology : Various types of forests, in understorey; evergreen forest; riverine forest; 1-700 m alt.
  C. subvilliger Radlk. (of uncertain status) from S Cameroon seems to be closely related.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • (1973). Flore du Gabon. 23: 94
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