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

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • South Tropical Africa: Angola
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire ; Ghana ; Nigeria ; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon ; Equatorial Guinea ; Gabon ; Zaire


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cameroun. (F Cameroun)
  • Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. Conspectus florae angolensis. (F Angol)
  • Keay, R. W. J. Trees of Nigeria. 1989 (Trees Nigeria)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • 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.