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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Ethiopia and NW. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Combretaceae, G. E. Wickens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1973

Morphology General Habit
Small tree 7–13 m. high; bark light grey to black, deeply fissured; branchlets light or dark reddish brown.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spirally arranged; lamina broadly oblanceolate-elliptic to elliptic or broadly oblong-lanceolate, 15–24(–27.5) cm. long, 5–11 cm. wide, apex obtuse to acute or shortly acuminate, base acute to rounded, densely tomentose when young, becoming densely sericeous-tomentose on the main nerves and sparsely pubescent on the tertiary nerves beneath; lateral nerves 9–16 pairs; petiole 2.5–4 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of axillary spikes 7–16 cm. long; peduncle 1.5–5 cm. long, densely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or cream with a strong smell of carrion, densely sericeous-tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit (fig. 12/18, p. 79) brown, narrowly oblong to oblong-elliptic, 5.5–8 cm. long, 2.5–3.5 cm. wide, apex obtuse to truncate, usually emarginate, apical peg sometimes present, base obtuse to rounded, finely tomentose; stipe 5–10 mm. long.
Habitat
Wooded grassland, frequently dominant; 1000–1800 m.
Distribution
in W. Africa from Guinée to Cameroun and east to Zaire, Sudan and Ethiopia T1 U1 U2 U3 U4

[FWTA]

Combretaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Savannah tree, to 40 ft. high
Morphology General Bark
Bark dark grey, deeply fissured
Note
Closely related to the tall forest species T. ivorensis A. Chev.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Terminalia schimperiana Hochst appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schimper [1638], Ethiopia K000413952
Schweinfurth, G. [2127], Sudan Terminalia salacifolia K000413954
Jul 1, 1973 Mbenkum, T. [TFM 383], Cameroon Terminalia glaucescens K000050850
Jan 1, 1969 Brown, E. [260], Uganda Terminalia glaucescens K000413935 syntype
Jan 1, 1969 Dawe, M.T. [697], Uganda Terminalia glaucescens K000413936 syntype
Jan 1, 1969 Dawe, M.T. [697], Uganda Terminalia glaucescens K000413937 syntype
Jan 1, 1969 Brown, E. [260], Uganda Terminalia glaucescens K000413934 syntype
Vogel [178], Niger Terminalia glaucescens K000232633 holotype
Warnecke [442], Togo Terminalia glaucescens K000232634
Ujor, E.U. [FHI 29277], Cameroon Terminalia glaucescens K000050851
Brunt, M.A. [740], Cameroon Terminalia glaucescens K000050856
Maitland, T.D. [1404], Cameroon Terminalia glaucescens K000050852
Brunt, M.A. [383], Cameroon Terminalia glaucescens K000050854
Brunt, M.A. [277], Cameroon Terminalia glaucescens K000050855
Brunt, M.A. [388], Cameroon Terminalia glaucescens K000050853

First published in Exsicc. (Iter Abyssin.) 3: n.° 1638 (1844)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Liben, L. (1968). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Combretaceae: 1-105. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.

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