Canthium vulgare (K.Schum.) Bullock
  • Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932: 374 (1932) 

General Description

Tree 20-100 ft. high or sometimes a shrub, bark rough, slash brown with grey spots turning greenish; flowers creamy-yellow or greenish-white, with an unpleasant smell; beside rivers.


beside rivers.


[Br.] Cam.: Bamenda to Kentu, 1,500 ft. (June) Maitland 1721!

Iv. C.: Daloa to Oumé Aubrév. 1257!

N. Nig.: Gindiri, Jos Plateau (Oct.) Hepper 1109!

S. L.: Heddle’s Farm, Freetown (May) Deighton 1199! Loma Mts. (fr. Sept.) Jaeger 1396!

Dah.: Savalou (May) Chev. 23743!

Sen.: Basse Casamance (fr. Sept.) Adam 18038!

Guin.: Kouroussa (June) Pobéguin 704! Dalaba (fr. Sept.) Chev.! Forécariah (June) Jac.-Fél. 1672!

S. Nig.: Olokemeji F.R. (May) Okeke & Adebusuyi FHI 28299! Owo F.R. (May) Jones FHI 3611!

Ghana: Awura F.R., Ejura (fr. June) Enti FH 6708! Kade, Oda Dist. (fr. Dec.) Enti FH 6852! Bana Hill, Krobo (Apr.) Irvine 2895! Mampong (Apr.) Vigne FH 1928!

Port. G.: Granja, Catio (June) Esp. Santo 2087!


in Kew Bull. 1932: 374.


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  • 2 Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 3 Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. Continental Publishing, Deurne.

 Information From

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa. Published on the Internet;
World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
WCSP 2014. 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; Retrieved 2011 onwards
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