African Plant Database

Neocarya macrophylla (Sabine) Prance
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 46(3-4): 308 (1976)
Information on the genus : Neocarya
Basionym : Parinari macrophylla Sabine
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Parinari macrophylla Sabine (1824)
 Ferolia macrophylla (Sabine) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Parinari senegalensis Perr. ex DC. (1825)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small bushy tree to ± 10 m, often less, with a gnarled bole (rounded bushy crown and densely tomentose branchlets; leaves broad, strongly nerved, tomentose below;
Ecology : Sandy beaches in coastal areas, in a strip up to 300 km wide; also inland (700-100 km from the coast) in the dryest savanna regions, on banks of sandy seasonal watercourses and on sandstone cliffs; common in wadi beds (Niger-Nigeria).
  Doubtfully recorded from S.Tomé.
  Semi-cultivated for its fruits.
  Appears to survive annual fires in savanna.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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