African Plant Database

Andira inermis (W. Wright) DC.
Information on the genus : Andira
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Andira inermis (W. Wright) DC. subsp. inermis
 Geoffroea inermis W. Wright
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lonchocarpus staudtii Harms (1899)
Taxon infra-specific
Andira inermis (W. Wright) DC. subsp. inermis
Andira inermis subsp. grandiflora (Guill. & Perr.) J.B. Gillett ex Polhill
Andira inermis subsp. rooseveltii (De Wild.) J.B. Gillett ex Polhill
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 7,5-10(-35) m; bole curved and with a somewhat columnar or pyramidal crown; branchlets with reddish-brown mostly spreading hairs at the tips, soon glabrescent, covered with closely arranged lenticels; panicle to 40 (-? 60) cm long.
Ecology : Riverine forest; rain-forest; woodland on grey clay with Ficus sycomorus, Piliostigma thonningii, Lonchocarpus laxiflorus; fine gravelly places; hollows; marigot edges; sands; scattered; rather rare; 700-1200 m alt.
  West Indies, continental tropical America [dispersal by sea currents, fide S. Renner, Inst. J. Pl. Sci. 165 (4 Suppl.): S23-533, 2004].
  Comprises 2 subspp. in Africa: [see in the book]

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:221 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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