Klainedoxa gabonensis Pierre ex Engl.

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Klainedoxa gabonensis

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COBIMFO vegetation monitoring plot EDG2, Yangambi, DRCongo.

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Common names:
Frequency: Probably rare and local in Zambia
Status: Native
Medium to large tree, up to 25 m tall. Leaves alternate, elliptic, 10-12 cm long, hairless; margin entire; petiole 4-10 mm long, hairless. Long stipules present but falling soon, enclosing the new leafbuds,looking like soft spines at the ends of branchlets. Flowers small, bisexual; petals 4-5, free; stamens 8-10; disk present. Fruit a depressed-globose drupe, slightly 5-angled, 5-5.6 mm in diameter, hairless.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: gabonensis: of Gabon where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: In Parinari excelsa woodland but elsewhere also in low-altitude forest.
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Worldwide distribution: From West Africa to Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania and South to Angola and Northwestern Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Friday 26 September 2014

Exell, A.W. (1963). Irvingiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 220.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 68.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Klainedoxa gabonensis
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Klainedoxa gabonensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185420, retrieved 20 April 2024

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