African Plant Database

Chytranthus setosus Radlk.
Protologue : Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 20: 232 (1890)
Information on the genus : Chytranthus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 1,5-6 m, palm-shaped, or shrub 2,5-4 m tall, dioecious; trunk slender, 1,5-10 cm Ø; young branchlets grooved; all parts whitish tomentose.
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Ecology : Terra firma forest; evergreen forests; shady woods; forest gallery and on islands; secondary forests; ?-200-400 m alt.
  According to N. Hallé & Aké Assi the specimens A. Chevalier, sterile, do not belong to this species (Chevalier, Explor. Bot. 1: 152, 1920); Chevalier No 22884 is partly Canarium (Burseraceae); N° 22885 is probably a shoot of a Trichilia (Meliaceae).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Adansonia, sér. 2 2: 297 (1962).
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