African Plant Database

Chytranthus macrobotrys (Gilg) Exell & Mendonça
Protologue : Carrisso, Consp. Fl. Angol. 2: 84 (1954)
Information on the genus : Chytranthus
Basionym : Glossolepis macrobotrys Gilg
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Glossolepis macrobotrys Gilg (1897)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chytranthus mayumbensis Exell (1928)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, palm-shaped, with 1 or 2 short branches, (1,5-)2-11 m tall, or often a straggling shrub, sparingly branched, arching over the ground; leaves 50-80 cm long (petiole 16-25 cm), glabrous, with (2-)3-6 pairs of leaflets.
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Ecology : Closed forest in wet situations, in understorey; primary riverine forest, swamp forest; also in drier forest, mountainous forest; forest with Gilbertiodendron dewevrei and with mixed species; 1-950 m alt.
  Variable. Leaflets vary in size and shape even on the same leaf.
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Record n°91131 modified 2006-12-11
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