African Plant Database

Lepisanthes senegalensis (Juss. ex Poir.) Leenh.
Protologue : Blumea 17: 85 (1969)
Information on the genus : Lepisanthes
Basionym : Sapindus senegalensis Juss. ex Poir.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aphania senegalensis (Juss. ex Poir.) Radlk. var. senegalensis
 Aphania senegalensis (Juss. ex Poir.) Radlk. (1877)
 Sapindus senegalensis Juss. ex Poir. (1804)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aphania senegalensis var. sylvatica (A. Chev. ex Hutch. & Dalziel) Aubrév.
=Aphania silvatica A. Chev. ex Hutch. & Dalziel (1929)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, evergreen, monoecious, 6-25 m, or shrub 6-9 m tall, rarely liane; crown dense, spreading; habit of Mangifera indica; bole short, to 11 m high, dbh to 50-75 cm, 1,6 m in girth; bark smooth, grey to brown, bark-slash strong-scented.
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Ecology : Evergreen forest, often in moist places, rain-forest, gallery forest; forest with Khaya grandifolia, Cola gigantea; streamsides in wooded depressions; fringing forest and moist gorges in savanna regions; secondary forests; 0-1900 m alt.
  A bifoliolate form is distinctive E of Rift Valley in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique. Larger-leaved forest forms have been named var. silvatica.
  Seeds poisonous, fruit pulp edible. Twigs used as chew-sticks in Senegal. Plant poisonous to stock.
  India, Sri Lanka, E Pakistan, Burma, Indo-China, Andamans, Nicobars, Malesia (with many morphological races correlated with different habitats); Queensland, Australia (Forster & Holmes, Austrobaileya 6: 559-560, 2003).

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°91268 modified 2006-12-12
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