Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F.Gmel.

First published in Syst. Nat. ed. 13[bis].: 613 (1791)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Eritrea to Zambia. It is a tree and grows primarily in the montane tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Graham, R.A. (1960). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Rosaceae: 1-61.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Kew Species Profiles

  • Assefa, B., Glatzel, G. & Buchmann, C. (2010). Ethnomedicinal uses of Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F.Gmel. among rural communities of Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 6: 20.
  • Bekele-Tesemma, A., Birnie, A. & Tengnäs, B. (1993). Useful Trees and Shrubs for Ethiopia: Identification, Propagation and Management for Agricultural and Pastoral Communities. (Technical Handbook No. 5). Regional Soil Conservation Unit/SIDA, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Graham, R. A. (1960). Rosaceae. In: Flora of Tropical East Africa, ed. O. B. E. Hubbard & E. Milne-Redhead. Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations, London, United Kingdom.
  • Jansen, P. C. M. (1981). Spices, Condiments and Medicinal Plants in Ethiopia, their Taxonomy and Agricultural Significance (Agricultural Research Reports 906). Centre for Agricultural Publishing and Documentation, Wageningen, Netherlands.
  • Kloos, H., Tekle, A., Yohannes, L., Yosef, A. & Lemma, A. (1978). Preliminary studies of traditional medicinal plants in nineteen markets in Ethiopia: use patterns and public health aspects. Ethiopian Medical Journal 16: 33–43.
  • Lange, S., Bussmann, R. W. & Beck, E. (1997). Stand structure and regeneration of the subalpine Hagenia abyssinica forests of Mt. Kenya. Botanica Acta 110: 473–480.
  • Woldemariam, T. Z., Linley, P. A. & Fell, A. F. (1990). Phytochemical studies on male and female flowers of Hagenia abyssinica by column chromatography, thin-layer chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography. Analytical Proceedings 27: 178–179.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hauman, Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 3: 16 (1952).
  • J. F. Gmel., Syst. 2: 613 (1791).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 475 (1949).
  • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 254 (1948).
  • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 332, photo. 53 (1952).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • 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 Living Collection Database

    • Common Names from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Living Collection https://www.kew.org/
  • 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
  • Kew Species Profiles

    • Kew Species Profiles
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