African Plant Database

Zanha golungensis Hiern
Protologue : Cat. Afr. Pl. 1: 128 (1896) 
Information on the genus : Zanha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Balsamea fraxinoides Hiern (1896)
=*Commiphora fraxinoides (Hiern) K. Schum. (1901)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, monoecious, deciduous, 6-15-25(-35) m, or rarely shrub 2-3 m tall; crown dense; foliage shining; flowering with the new leaves.
Ecology : Deciduous woodland, often with Combretum, Brachystegia; (semi-)evergreen lowland forest; transitional rain-forest; forest gallery; mushitu; fringing forest, riparian forest in savanna (mainly so in W Africa); 300-1700 m alt.
  Without flowers or fruit the 2 Zanha species are sometimes difficult to separate where they overlap (E Zimbabwe-Mozambique).
  Bark used as chew-sticks (Senegal).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:342 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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