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Taxon: Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill.) Heckel

 
Genus: Ricinodendron
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Ricinodendreae
Nomen number: 403615
Place of publication: Ann. Inst. Colon. Marseille 5:40. 1898
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Dec-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: potential for agroforestry
  • Human food: seeds; vegetable
  • Materials: lipids (source of essang oil) wood (fide Handb Nuts; Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique


References:

  1. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  2. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  3. Duke, J. A. 1989. Handbook of Nuts CRC Press.
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Ricinodendron+heudelotii&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae
  7. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  8. Keay, R. W. J. 1989. Trees of Nigeria
  9. Lefroy, T. 1996. The fodder shrub tagasaste: farmers guiding research. Agroforest. Today 8:18.
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  11. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  12. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  13. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill.) Heckel :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?403615. Accessed 12 December 2019.