African Plant Database

Majidea fosteri (Sprague) Radlk.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 56: 255 (1920)
Information on the genus : Majidea
Basionym : Harpullia fosteri Sprague
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Harpullia fosteri Sprague (1908)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Majidea cyanosperma (A. Chev.) Radlk.
=Anoumabia cyanosperma A. Chev. (1911)
=Majidea multijuga (Radlk.) Radlk.
=Harpullia multijuga Radlk. (1912)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, 10-15-35(-40) m, monoecious, deciduous; bole straight, sometimes buttressed, clean to 10 m height, 0,6-1 m Ø, 1,5-2 m in girth; crown spreading; bark greyish(-brown) or yellowish, thin, smooth, slightly flaking, slash smelling of toothpaste.
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Ecology : Semi-deciduous forest; closed high forest; terra firma forest; forest clearings, managed forest; c. 1000-1200 m alt.
  Seedlings often abundant near adult trees, with dark green leaves, rhachis winged.

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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Record n°91224 modified 2006-12-12
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