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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Sapindaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A shrub 4–12 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Pendulous inflorescences
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Calyx green, petals white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Ripe fruits red
Ecology
Rocky areas and by streams, especially in the savannah regions.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo

Allophylus spicatus (Poir.) Radlk. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1972 Geerling, C. [2619], Côte d'Ivoire K000384095
Jan 1, 1966 Wilde, W.J.J.O. de [763], Côte d'Ivoire K000384094
Aug 19, 1955 Warnecke [376], Togo K000426179
Aug 19, 1955 Warnecke [160], Togo K000426180
Aug 19, 1955 Warnecke [160], Togo K000426181
Aubréville, M. [2609], Côte d'Ivoire K000384096
Ankrah, J.O. [501], Ghana K000384101
Irvine, F.R. [683], Ghana K000384105
Adams, C.D. [4245], Ghana K000384097
Irvine, F.R. [683], Ghana K000384100
Irvine, F.R. [683], Ghana K000384099
Sihronen, J. [56], Burkina Faso K000211634
Kitson, A. [720], Ghana K000384098
Morton, J.K. [9228], Ghana K000384106

First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(5): 312 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • 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.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 2: 182
  • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 1: 500, partly
  • Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 390.
  • Pflanzenr. 528
  • in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 3, 5: 313 (1895)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.

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