from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of tropical Old World trees, including the nitta trees.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of ornamental leguminous trees of the suborder Mimoseæ, type of the tribe Parkieæ, distinguished from related genera by having ten perfect stamens.
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- n. genus of tropical Old World trees: nitta trees
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Other forest species recorded include Parkia biglobosa, Pterocarpus erinaceus, Combretum spp.,
Drier semi-deciduous mid-altitude forests with trees such as Triplochiton scleroxylon, Piptadeniastrum africanum, and Parkia bicolor are found at the northern end of the range on the slopes more exposed to dessicating winds from the desert.
The tall evergreen forests 30-40m high with dense crowns and some emergent trees are of the genera Calophyllum, Anacardium, Manilkara, Protium, Inga, Parkia, Copaifera, Erythrina, and Dipteryx.
The plateau of Bandiagara is covered in a typically Sudanian savanna flora, including communities of Daniellia oliveri in association with Butyrospermum parkii, Parkia biglobosa, Terminalia macroptera, Khaya senegalensis, Vitex cienkowskii, Prosopis africana and brush species such as Combretum micranthum, Heeria insignis and Guiera senegalensis.
Stands characterized by Parkia inundabilis, Septotheca tessmannii, Coumarouna micrantha, Ceiba burchellii, Ochroma lagopus, Manilkara inundata, and Iryanthera tessmannii are abundant near Iquitos.
Emergent and canopy layers are rich in tree species of Leguminosae (Parkia pendula), Sapotaceae (Manilkara salzmanii) and Lecythidaceae (Lecythis pisonis).
Other trees characteristic of the várzea forest are Parkia inundabilis, Septotheca tessmannii, Coumarouna micrantha, Ceiba burchellii, Ochroma lagopus, and Manilkara inundata.
Other trees characteristic of the várzea forest are Parkia inundabilis, Septotheca tessmannii, Coumarouna micrantha, Ceiba burchellii, Ochroma lagopus, and Manilkara inundata and the locally threatened species Cedrela odorata, Platymiscium ulei, Calophyllum brasiliense, and Xylopia frutescens.
In Sierra Leone, common plant associations include species that are also common in the moist evergreen forest: Anthonotha fragrans, Bridelia grandis, Daniella thurifera, Parinari excelsa, Parkia bicolor, Pycnanthus angolensis, Terminalia superba and Terminalia ivorensis.
Erythrophleum ivorense, Klainedoxa gabonensis, Parkia bicolor, Parinari excelsa and Piptadeniastrum africanum.