African Plant Database

Glenniea africana (Radlk.) Leenh.
Protologue : Blumea 22(3): 412 (1975)
Information on the genus : Glenniea
Basionym : Melanodiscus africanus Radlk.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Crossonephelis africanus (Radlk.) Leenh. (1973)
 Melanodiscus africanus Radlk. (1888)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Crossonephelis oblongus Capuron ex Fouilloy
=Melanodiscus oblongus Radlk. ex Taub. (1895)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, spreading, dioecious, 5-7-15-20 m tall, or shrub; trunk crooked, 45 cm Ø, branching low down; bark smooth, later rough, grey-green to brown, lenticels prominent; young branchlets pubescent.
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Ecology : Closed forest, wet evergreen forest, riparian forest and bushland; lowland rain-forest with Chrysophyllum albidum, Cola gigantea, Erythrophleum suaveolens, Alstonia, Parinari excelsa, Milicia excelsa; wooded ravines.
  Variable in leaf size and texture, and in flower characters.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°91193 modified 2006-12-11
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