African Plant Database

Maranthes goetzeniana (Engl.) Prance
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 46(3-4): 303 (1976)
Information on the genus : Maranthes
Basionym : Parinari goetzeniana Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Parinari goetzeniana Engl. (1905)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree (12-)20-35 m, with a wide rounded crown; bark ± smooth, grey, grey-black or reddish brown; leaves coriaceous, with apex suddenly and acutely acuminate, shining, glabrous matt beneath; inflorescence much branched, greyish.
Ecology : Moist evergreen rain-forest, often associated with Khaya nyasica and Newtonia buchananii; fringing forest with Adina microcephala, Erythrophleum suaveolens, Treculia africana; windward slopes of mountains; transitional rain-forest; 300-1500 m alt.
  One of the most characteristic species of moist evergreen forest at low and medium altitude. Close to the W African M. glabra and M. robusta.

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