Taxon: Ongokea gore (Hua) Pierre

Genus: Ongokea
Family: Aptandraceae
Nomen number: 25672
Place of publication: Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 2:1314. 1897
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 22-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Mar-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • boleko-nut  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • boléko  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • nsanu  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese
  • kileku  (Source: PROTA4U) - Swahili
  • ntuli  (Source: PROTA4U) - Swahili
  • oleko  (Source: PROTA4U) - Swahili
  • angueuk  (Source: PROTA4U) - unknown
  • boleko  (Source: PROTA4U) - unknown
  • isano  (Source: Pl Book) - Zaire

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit ()
  • Materials: lipids (for paints, varnishes, & polymerization to make resistant film fide Websters Dict)
  • Materials: wood (for construction, carpentry, turnery, veneer fide PROTA4U)
  • Medicines: folklore ()

Distributional Range:


    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaire (w.)
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria (s.), Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola (n.w.)


  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. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cameroun. (F Cameroun)
  4. Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. Conspectus florae angolensis. (F Angol)
  5. Keay, R. W. J. Trees of Nigeria. 1989 (Trees Nigeria)
  6. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  7. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  8. Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)

Check other web resources for Ongokea gore (Hua) Pierre :

  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 26 May 2018.