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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.
Accessions: 3 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

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


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Bond, P. & P. Goldblatt. 1984. Plants of the Cape Flora, J. S. African Bot. suppl. vol. 13.
  3. Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. 1937-. Conspectus florae angolensis.
  4. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  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. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  7. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Prunus+africana&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  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. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  11. Okole, B. N. & B. Odhav. 2004. Commercialisation of plants in Africa. S. African J. Bot. 70:110.
  12. Palmer, E. & N. Pitman. 1972-1973. Trees of southern Africa.
  13. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  14. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=29828. Accessed 13 October 2019.