African Plant Database

Xylopia acutiflora (Dunal) A. Rich.
Protologue : Sagra, Hist. Ile Cub., Bot., Pl. Vasc. 1: 55 (1845)
Information on the genus : Xylopia
Basionym : Unona acutiflora Dunal
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Unona acutiflora Dunal (1817)
 Coelocline acutiflora (Dunal) A. DC. (1832)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Unona oxypetala DC. (1817)
=Coelocline oxypetala (DC.) A. DC. (1832)
=Xylopia oxypetala (DC.) Oliv. (1901)
=*Xylopiastrum taiense Aubrév. (1959)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : (Shrub or) small tree 2-20(-30) m, sometimes scrambling. With a mix of short and long hairs on the twigs
Ecology : Primary and secondary forests at low to middle elevations
  Ecology of X. acutiflora is largely unknown.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1960). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[1]: 137
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:140 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 40 (1991).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 41 (2006).
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Record n°6514 modified 2007-04-16
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