Taxon: Tieghemella heckelii (A. Chev.) Roberty

Genus: Tieghemella
Family: Sapotaceae
Subfamily: Sapotoideae
Tribe: Sapoteae
Nomen number: 36660
Place of publication: Petite Flore de l'ouest-Africain 79. 1954
Link to protologue:
Comment: not validly published by A. Chevalier, Les Végétaux utiles de l'Afrique tropicale français 2:172. 1907, nom. nud.; 5:237. 1909, pro syn.; nor by Dubard, Ann. Inst. Bot.-Géol. Colon. Marseille sér 3, 3:33. 1915, who only mentions that the name "Tieghemella ? Heckeliana" appeared on specimens in Pierre's Herbarium
Name Verified on: 09-Jun-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (exported in Ghana fide Use Pl Ghana; Pl Book, mentions as substitute of mahogany)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire ; Ghana ; Liberia ; Nigeria ; Sierra Leone


  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Abbiw, D. K. Useful plants of Ghana. 1990 (Use Pl Ghana)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Sapotaceae. 2001 (L Sapotaceae)
  • 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)
  • Mabberley, D. J. Mabberley's plant-book: a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses, third edition. 2008 (Mabberleys Pl Book)
  • Pennington, T. D. 1991. The genera of the Sapotaceae. 1991 (Gen Sapot) 126.


Check other web resources for Tieghemella heckelii (A. Chev.) Roberty :

  • 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.