Taxon: Terminalia superba Engl. & Diels

Genus: Terminalia
Family: Combretaceae
  Subfamily: Combretoideae
      Tribe: Combreteae
        Subtribe: Terminaliinae
Nomen number: 36356
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler, Monogr. afrik. Pflanzen-Fam. 4:26. 1900
Name Verified on: 18-Jan-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Jan-2002
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (timber fide Ency WTimber; Trees Nigeria)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • South Tropical Africa: Angola
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Zaire


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cameroun. 1963- (F Cameroun)
  • 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. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. Conspectus florae angolensis. 1937- (F Angol)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • 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)
  • Lemmens, R. H. M. J. et al., eds. 1995. Timber trees: minor commercial timbers (Pl Res SEAs) 5(2):491.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Robyns, W. et al., eds. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. 1948-63 (F CongoRB)

Check other web resources for Terminalia superba Engl. & Diels :

  • 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.