African Plant Database

Maranthes robusta (Oliv.) Prance
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 46(3-4): 306 (1976)
Information on the genus : Maranthes
Basionym : Parinari robusta Oliv.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Parinari robusta Oliv. (1871)
 Ferolia robusta (Oliv.) Kuntze
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous tree to 12 m, low branching with semi-circular crown; bole cylindrical to 1,7m in girth;
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Ecology : Swamp forest in coastal areas, sometimes forming pure stands; riversides; also in dryer types of semi-evergreen rain-forest, with Brachystegia eurycoma, Irvingia gabonensis, Triplochiton scleroxylon; abundant in savanna (Ivory Coast: Bingerville); etc...
  Often confused with M. glabra.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 218
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