African Plant Database

Maranthes kerstingii (Engl.) Prance
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 46(3-4): 303 (1976)
Information on the genus : Maranthes
Basionym : Parinari kerstingii Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Parinari kerstingii Engl. (1911)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree to 20(-30) m; bole straight to 80 cm Ø and 1,5 m in girth; bark grey, rough, flaking off in grey and red patches, slash dark red; leaf blade (7-)14 x 6 cm, long-acuminate, leathery, dark green, glossy, glabrous beneath;
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Ecology : Fringing forest in wetter, upland savanna areas; associated (in Cameroon) with Aubrevillea kerstingii, Beilschmiedia ngriki, Canarium schweinfurthii, Eriocoelum kerstingii, Erythrophleum suaveolens, Khaya grandifoliola, Vitex doniana; etc...
  Intermediates between M. kerstingii and M. glabra are recorded from Centr. Afr. Rep. and Zaire. Very similar to M. glabra.

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