African Plant Database

Aucoumea klaineana Pierre
Protologue : Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris, sér. 2 1241 (1896)
Information on the genus : Aucoumea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, dioecious, 35-50 (-60) m; bole cylindrical, to 2 m Ø, sometimes twisted, ± buttressed to 2-3 m height; bark smelling of turpentine.
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Ecology : Closed forest with Aucoumea, Lophira alata, Sacoglottis gabonensis; cultivations; clearings; open ground; road sides; edges of savannas; gregarious; 1-550 m alt.
  The most important timber tree in Gabon. The first wood samples were collected there by Savorgnan de Brazza in 1883.
  Cultivated in plantations near Kribi, Cameroon. Also introduced into Ivory Coast.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 189
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Record n°7730 modified 2009-09-24
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