African Plant Database

Chytranthus edulis Pierre
Protologue : Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 2: 1249 (1896)
Information on the genus : Chytranthus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Chytranthus welwitschii auct. sensu Pellegr., non Exell
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub, unbranched, 0,5-6 m tall, usually 1,5-2 m; apex of trunk, young petioles, midrib of leaf lamina above slightly pubescent, glabrescent; leaves with 4-7 pairs of leaflets; inflorescences 3-6 cm long, red or pinkish, borne on the trunk.
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Ecology : Forest; 30-700 m alt.
  The true C. mannii Hook. f. is a tree c. 5 m tall with cream-coloured flowers and edible fruit, endemic to Principe and S. Tomé; 90-200 m alt. “in wooded places in plantations” and in mountainous places.
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