Taxon: Afzelia africana Sm. ex Pers.

 
Genus: Afzelia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
      Tribe: Detarieae
Nomen number: 1657
Place of publication: Syn. pl. 1:455. 1805
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 03-Feb-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Mar-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • African-mahogany  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (fide Ency WTimber; Leg Africa)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Sudan
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Equatorial Guinea; Zaire

References:

  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cameroun. 1963- (F Cameroun)
  • Berhaut, J. Flore illustrée du Senegal. 1971- (F Senegal)
  • Boudet, G. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. 1986 (L Mali)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  • Estrella de la, M. et al. 2006. Checklist of the Caesalpinioideae (Leguminosae) of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko and Río Muni) Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 151:541-562.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Lebrun, J.-P. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Tchad meridional. 1972 (L SChad)
  • Léonard, J. J. G. 1950. Note sur les genres paléotropicaux, Afzelia, Intsia et Pahudia (Leguminosae-Caesalpinae) (Reinwardtia) 1:64.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  • National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Robyns, W. et al., eds. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. 1948-63 (F CongoRB)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Afzelia africana Sm. ex Pers. :

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image