African Plant Database

Maranthes gabunensis (Engl.) Prance
Protologue : Bol. Soc. Brot., Ser. 2 40: 184 (1966)
Information on the genus : Maranthes
Basionym : Parinari gabunensis Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Parinari gabunensis Engl. (1893)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Parinari klaineana Pierre (1917)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 20 m with straight bole to 60-80 cm Ø, tapering at base; sometimes flowering as a shrub 6-8 m tall; crown irregular, with 2-3 main branches, secondary branches long, drooping;
Ecology : Evergreen rain-forest, coastal (but sometimes further inland); forest with Terminalia or managed forest (Mayombe); 1-200 m alt. (Mt Cameroon).
  Very characteristic species with a truly hollow receptable; distinguished from M. aubrevillei in form of leaf blade.

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