African Plant Database

Celtis toka (Forssk.) Hepper & J.R.I. Wood
Family : Ulmaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 38(1): 86 (1983)
Information on the genus : Celtis
Basionym : Ficus toka Forssk.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ficus toka Forssk. (1775)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Celtis integrifolia Lam. (1797)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 18-25 m and more; bole to 1,2-1,5 m Ø, clear to 6 m height, but commonly low-branched, slightly irregular; crown elongate, spreading or globular[...]bark light grey, smooth or scaly; young twigs pubescent. Monoecious.
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Ecology : Dry riverine forest; savannas; deciduous woodland; pool sides; dry sandy ground; rocky hills; along temporary streams with[…] banks of dried up river with […]open forest on sand; sandy-clayey hollows; gregarious in high rainfall savanna.
  375-1220 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 129
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 662 (2006).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°95043 modified 2007-01-29
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