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Magnistipula butayei De Wild.
Protologue : Ann. Mus. Congo Belge. Bot., Ser. 5 2: 255 (1908) 
Information on the genus : Magnistipula
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Magnistipula butayei De Wild. subsp. butayei (1908)
 Hirtella butayei (De Wild.) Brenan (1946)
Taxon infra-specific
Magnistipula butayei subsp. greenwayi (Brenan) F. White (1976)
Magnistipula butayei subsp. tisserantii (Aubrév. & Pellegr.) F. White (1976)
Magnistipula butayei De Wild. subsp. butayei (1908)
Magnistipula butayei subsp. ituriensis Champl. (1990)
Magnistipula butayei subsp. bangweolensis (R.E. Fr.) F. White (1976)
Magnistipula butayei subsp. glabriuscula (Hauman) Champl. (1990)
Magnistipula butayei subsp. montana (Hauman) F. White (1976)
Magnistipula butayei subsp. youngii (Mendes) F. White (1976)
Magnistipula butayei subsp. sargosii (Pellegr.) F. White (1976)
Magnistipula butayei var. korupensis Burgt (2010)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree to 15-30 (-45?) m; bole free to 15 m and 1m Ø at base, fluted, irregular, gnarled; crown rounded, densely branched; outer bark coarsely reticulate, flaking off in large patches;
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Ecology : "One of the very few larger woody African species that occur both in the rainforests of the Guineo-Congolian region and in woodland and wooded grassland of the Sudanian and Zambezian regions" [G. T. Prance & F. White]
  Variable in leaf shape and type of indumentum on leaves and inflorescences.
  Comprises 9 subspp., based by F. White on chorological, ecological and vegetative morphological characteristics (cf. D. Champluvier in Bull. Jard. Bot. Belgique 60: 393-403, 1990).
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