African Plant Database

Bafodeya benna (Scott-Elliot) Prance
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 46(3-4): 271 (1976)
Information on the genus : Bafodeya
Basionym : Parinari benna Scott-Elliot
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Parinari benna Scott-Elliot (1894)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree (or shrub) to 10 m; branches terete, black, and like the inflorescences brown velvety- hairy when young; inside of fruit endocarp with straight, hollow, needle-shaped "spines" protruding into the cavity (cottony substance in Parinari).
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Ecology : Savanna, on laterite plateau of hills; in derived savanna (Parinari excelsa remnants), on well-drained moderate- depth hill soil, rainfall 75 inch p.a., dry seasons 5 months; wooded savanna on skeleton soil and sandstone outcrops; bush; 900-1160 m alt.
  Specimen exists without locality from Mali (Vuillet s.n.) where its prescence needs confirmation. Similar distributions; Fleurydora felicis (Ochnaceae) and Diospyros feliciana (Ebenaceae).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
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