African Plant Database

Terminalia orbicularis Engl. & Diels
Protologue : Monogr. Afrik. Pflanzen.-Fam. 4: 26 (1900)
Information on the genus : Terminalia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Terminalia orbicularis var. macroptera Engl. & Diels
=Terminalia praecox Engl. & Diels (1900)
=Terminalia ruspolii Engl. & Diels
=Terminalia ruspolii var. macroptera Pamp.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Large spreading shrub or tree 2,5-8 m high with long shoots zigzag; branched from near base; lateral branches ending in spur shoots.
Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora, Acacia-Commiphora-Delonix and Acacia- Commiphora-Terminalia woodland and bushland; red to grey sandy to loamy soil, often in places with impeded drainage; locally co-dominant; 75-1800 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1973). Flora of Tropical East Africa Combretaceae: 80
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