African Plant Database

Maranthes floribunda (Baker) F. White
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 46(3-4): 297 (1976)
Information on the genus : Maranthes
Basionym : Parinari floribunda Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Parinari floribunda Baker
 Parinari polyandra subsp. floribunda (Baker) R.A. Graham
 Maranthes polyandra subsp. floribunda (Baker) Prance
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Parinari bequaertii De Wild. (1914)
=Parinari bequaertii var. longistaminea Hauman
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree (4-)6-10 m (or shrub 3-4 m tall) with a dense, dark green, rounded crown; trunk free to 3 m hight, 30-40 cm Ø; bark grey, finely reticulate ± smooth;
Ecology : Woodland in higher-rainfall areas with Brachystegia, Julbernardia, Isoberlinia; on termite-mounds and in rocky places; upland bushland; scattered tree grassland; sometimes left standing in villages as a shade tree; 1000-1700 m alt.
  Variable in indumentum of leaves and inflorescence.
  With D. polyandra the only woodland species in the genus; the latter of the Sudanian region, D. floribunda of the Zambezian region. They are separated by an interval of 1000 km.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 218 (2006).
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