Base de données des plantes d'Afrique

Turraea robusta Gürke
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: Beibl. n. 47 34 (1894)
Informations sur le genre : Turraea
Statut pour TA : accepté (présent)
Synonyme(s) hétérotypique(s)
=Turraea goetzei Harms (1900)
=Turraea sacleuxii C. DC. (1907)
=Turraea squamulifera C. DC. (1907)
=Turraea volkensii Gürke (1894)
Ecologie et distribution
Afr. Trop.
Biologie : Shrub or tree, 1-16 m tall, sometimes weak-stemmed and scrambling; first year branchlets densely puberulous, second year almost glabrous, reddish-brown to purple-brown, often with conspicuous white or pale brown lenticels.
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Ecologie : Evergreen forest, particularly secondary; edges of montane rain-forest, thickets and fire-protected Brachystegia woodland; termite mounds; also riparian; also in small forest remnants; 900-2000 m alt.
  Close to T. nilotica with which it has often been confused. Their ranges are sympatric, but their ecology different: T. robusta in forest, T. nilotica in savanna. T. nilotica with corky bark, sessile inflorescence.
  Sometimes planted for ornament. Wild seedlings transplanted into banana gardens, grown as fodder for goats. Wood used for fire wood, tool handles, etc.

Bibliographie pour l'Afrique Australe :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 445 (2006).
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