African Plant Database

Maranthes glabra (Oliv.) Prance
Protologue : Bol. Soc. Brot., Ser. 2 40: 184 (1966)
Information on the genus : Maranthes
Basionym : Parinari glabra Oliv.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Parinari glabra Oliv. (1871)
 Ferolia glabra (Oliv.) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Parinari klainei Aubrév. (1950)
=Parinari robusta var. klainei Aubrév. ex Pellegr.
=Parinari glabra var. gilletii (De Wild.) Hauman
=Parinari gilletii De Wild. (1906)
=*Parinari vassonii A. Chev. (1920)
=*Parinari montana Engl.
=Parinari tibatensis Engl. (1911)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 20-40 m with cylindric bole free to 15 m hight, 0,7-1(-1,5) m Ø and 4 m in girth; buttresses small, blunt; crown dense, wide-spreading; sometimes flowering when only 5 m tall;
Ecology : Evergreen and semi-evergreen rain-forest, riverine forest, mostly on dry land; rare in the wettest types of forest, and absent only from the dryer types; 1-1900 m alt.
  Distribution very similar to that of Petersianthus marcrocarpus (Melastomataceae).

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