African Plant Database

Maranthes polyandra (Benth.) Prance
Protologue : Bol. Soc. Brot., Ser. 2 40: 184 (1966)
Information on the genus : Maranthes
Basionym : Parinari polyandra Benth.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Parinari polyandra Benth. (1849)
 Ferolia polyandra (Benth.) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Parinari polyandra var. argentea Aubrév.
=Parinari polyandra var. cinerea Engl.
=*Parinari polyandra var. villosa Aubrév.
=*Parinari baoulensis A. Chev. (1920)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 8 m, often deformed by fire, with a gnarled, twisted bole; or shrub to 5 m tall with twisted branches; crown spreading;
Ecology : Wooded grassland, woodland; forest in open country; secondary grassland derived from forest in transition zone; brushwood; 300-400-? m alt. - Widespread.
  Variable in the indumentum of lower leaf surface.
  In W Africa its northern limit coincides ± with those of Isolberlinia doka and I. tomentosa. Tolerant to repeated fierce fires. The only species in the genus studied for its reproductive biology (pollination; flowering extending over ± 2 weeks; nig

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso: (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

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