Alchornea cordifolia (Schumach. & Thonn.) Müll.Arg.

First published in Linnaea 34: 170 (1865)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical Africa. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarly in the wet tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barberá, P., Velayos, M. & Aedo, C. (2013). Annotated checklist and identification keys of the Acalyphoideae (Euphorbiaceae) of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko and Río Muni). Phytotaxa 140: 1-25.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau). Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • 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.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Friis, I. & Harris, T. (2013). Alchornea cordifolia (Schumach. & Thonn.) Muell.Arg. (Euphorbiaceae), a disjunct Guineo-Congolian tree found in Ethiopia as dominant in riverine forest. Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 68: 147-154.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
  • 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.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo). Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon. Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Bot. 577.
  • Pax & K. Hoffm. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Euph. 7: 230, fig. 34, A–C
  • in Linnaea 34: 170 (1865)

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.
  • Friis, I. & Harris, T. (2013). Alchornea cordifolia (Schumach. & Thonn.) Muell.Arg. (Euphorbiaceae), a disjunct Guineo-Congolian tree found in Ethiopia as dominant in riverine forest. Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 68: 147-154.
  • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
  • 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.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2005 Darbyshire, I. [208], Cameroon K000023359 No
Jan 1, 2005 Darbyshire, I. [208], Cameroon K000023358 No
Apr 1, 2002 Cable, S. [2690], Cameroon K000026506 No
Apr 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1977], Cameroon K000026505 No
Apr 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [7018], Cameroon K000026504 No
Apr 1, 2002 Lane, P. [332], Cameroon K000026503 No
Jan 1, 1993 Tekwe, C. [60], Cameroon K000085126 No
Jan 1, 1993 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [5], Cameroon K000085144 No
Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [187], Cameroon K000011476 No
Jan 1, 1992 Ndam, N. [536], Cameroon K000011468 No
Jan 1, 1992 Ndam, N. [493], Cameroon K000011469 No
Jan 1, 1992 Watts, J. [229], Cameroon K000011475 No
Jan 1, 1992 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1107], Cameroon K000011470 No
Dawkins, H.C. [395], Uganda 15721.000 No
Dawkins, H.C. [377], Uganda 17015.000 No
Nabagoor, R. [1572], Sudan 2099.000 No
Vogel [141], Sierra Leone K000425563 Yes
Chevalier, A. [151], Mali K000385824 No
Hutchinson, J. [105], Cameroon K000180813 No
Nana felicite [44], Cameroon K000338848 No
Staudt, A. [551], Cameroon K000180811 No
Brunt, M.A. [276], Cameroon K000180808 No
Rosevear, D. R. [7037], Cameroon K000180814 No
Maitland, T.D. [181], Cameroon K000180809 No
Staudt, A. [500], Cameroon K000180810 No
Chevalier, A. [151], Mali K000385822 No
Chevalier, A. [456], Mali K000385823 No
Hutchinson, J. [105], Cameroon K000180812 No

Sources

  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0