African Plant Database

Laccosperma robustum (Burret) J. Dransf.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 37(3): 457 (1982)
Information on the genus : Laccosperma
Basionym : Ancistrophyllum robustum Burret
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ancistrophyllum robustum Burret (1942)
 Neoancistrophyllum robustum (Burret) Rauschert (1982)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stems to 30-45 m long, circular in cross-section; leaves up to 3.5 m long; cirrus 1.5-2 m long; leaflets 45-65 on each side of the rachis, linear-lanceolate, equidistant or inequidistant depending of the level of the rachis, conspicuously pendant; inflorescences poorly known; flowers 1 cm long and 2,5-3 mm wide; fruits oblong-obovoid, 1.2-1.5 cm long and 0.8-1.2 cm in diameter.
Ecology : This species grows commonly in forest gaps and disturbed areas; it is present equally in seasonally-inundated or non-inundated areas.
  Frequently confused with other large diameter species of Laccosperma (L. acutiflorum, L. secundiflorum) from which it can be distinguished by its pendant (vs. horizontally arranged) leaflets.
  Laccosperma robustum is a common species distributed from SE Nigeria to the Central Congo Basin.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • SOSEF & AL (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon. : 320

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Strelitzia 22: 173 (2008).
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