African Plant Database

Chytranthus prieurianus Baill.
Protologue : Adansonia sér.1 11: 241 (1878)
Information on the genus : Chytranthus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chytranthus sacleuxii subsp. longiflorus Verdc.
=Chytranthus prieurianus subsp. longiflorus (Verdc.) N. Hallé (1973)
=Chytranthus sacleuxii Pierre ex Sacleux (1934)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub, single-stemmed, or tree (0,2-)1-2 m tall, dioecious, resembling a seedling or sapling of a forest tree; bark ± rough with raised lenticels, covered with ± stellate corky cell masses when young; root thick, starchy.
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Ecology : Ground-water forest in shrub layer, evergreen forest (remnants), riverine forest; coastal forest on coral rag; miombo woodland in fairly long grass near stream; 0-600 m alt.
  First believed to have been collected in French Guiana. Then thought to have been grown from material collected by Leprieur in Senegambia. Later Hallé showed that is identical with C. sacleuxii described from Zanzibar, and cultivated in Paris.
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Record n°91170 modified 2013-12-13
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