Taxon: Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baill.

 
Genus: Bridelia
Family: Phyllanthaceae
  Subfamily: Phyllanthoideae
      Tribe: Bridelieae
        Subtribe: Pseudolachnostylidinae
Nomen number: 7706
Place of publication: Adansonia 3:164. 1863
Name Verified on: 04-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Jan-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Invertebrate food: silkworms (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Materials: wood (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Eastern Cape, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Reunion

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Uganda
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Nigeria
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire

References:

  • Abbiw, D. K. Useful plants of Ghana. 1990 (Use Pl Ghana)
  • 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)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Keay, R. W. J. Trees of Nigeria. 1989 (Trees Nigeria)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • 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)

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