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Taxon: Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman

 
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Cerasus
Section: Laurocerasus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Amygdaleae
Nomen number: 29828
Place of publication: Blumea 13:33. 1965
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Mar-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Mar-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV)
Accessions: 3 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Sudan (s.?)
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Comoros, [Grande Comore] Comoros, [Grande Comore] Madagascar


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Bond, P. & P. Goldblatt Plants of the Cape Flora, J. S. African Bot. suppl. vol. 13. (L Cape)
  3. Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. Conspectus florae angolensis. (F Angol)
  4. CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  5. Dawson, I. K. & W. Powell 1999. Genetic variation in the Afromontane tree Prunus africana, an endangered medicinal species Molec. Ecol. 8:151-156.
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  7. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  9. Hitimana, J. et al. 2010. Disturbance indicators and population decline of logged species in Mt. Elgon Forest, Kenya African J. Ecol. 48:699-708.
  10. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  11. Okole, B. N. & B. Odhav 2004. Commercialisation of plants in Africa S. African J. Bot. 70:110.
  12. Palmer, E. & N. Pitman Trees of southern Africa. (Trees SAfr)
  13. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  14. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  15. Stewart, K. M. 2003. The African cherry (Prunus africana): Can lessons be learned from an over-exploited medicinal tree? J. Ethnopharmacol. 89:3-13.

Check other web resources for Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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=29828. Accessed 22 October 2018.