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Taxon: Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn.

 
Genus: Vitellaria
Family: Sapotaceae
Subfamily: Sapotoideae
Nomen number: 102598
Place of publication: Suppl. carp. 131, t. 205. 1807
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Feb-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 4 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (source of shea oils)
  • Human food: oil/fat
  • Materials: lipids (for glue, chewing gum, candles, cosmetics, lotions, medicine-base, waterproofing fide PROTA4U)
  • Medicines:
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: plant pest control

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire (e.)
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal


References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  3. Adu-Ampomah, Y. et al. 1995. Collecting germplasm of sheanut (Vitellaria paradoxa) in Ghana Pl. Genet. Resources Newslett. 102:37-38.
  4. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  5. Blicher-Mathiesen, U. 1994. Borneo Illipe, a fat product from different Shorea spp. (Dipterocarpaceae) Econ. Bot. 48:236.
  6. Duke, J. A. Handbook of Nuts. CRC Press. 1989 (Handb Nuts)
  7. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  10. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Sapotaceae. 2001 (L Sapotaceae)
  11. Greuter, W. et al., eds. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code). 2000 (ICBN St Louis) Art. 9.7, Ex. 2.
  12. Hall, J. B. & J. R. Hindle 1995. Epitypification of Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn. (Sapotaceae) (Taxon) 44:409-410.
  13. Keay, R. W. J. Trees of Nigeria. 1989 (Trees Nigeria)
  14. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  15. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  16. Pennington, T. D. The genera of the Sapotaceae. 1991 (Gen Sapot)
  17. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  18. Prescott-Allen, R. & C. Prescott-Allen 1990. How many plants feed the world? Conservation Biol. 4:365-374.
  19. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  20. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn. :

  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=102598. Accessed 15 October 2018.