Taxon: Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.

Genus: Xylopia
Family: Annonaceae
Nomen number: 101925
Place of publication: R. de la Sagra, Hist. phys. Cuba, Bot. Pl. vasc. 53. 1841
Name Verified on: 02-Jul-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Jul-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Materials: wood (timber fide Ency WTimber)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Use Pl WT Afr; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique; Zambia
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Gabon; Sao Tome and Principe; Zaire


  • Berhaut, J. Flore illustrée du Senegal. 1971- (F Senegal)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Burkill, H. M. 1985. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr) 1:130-132.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Keay, R. W. J. Trees of Nigeria. 1989 (Trees Nigeria)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Check other web resources for Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.