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


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (exported in Ghana); wood (mentions as substitute of mahogany); wood (mentions as substitute of mahogany)

Distributional Range:


    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone


  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Abbiw, D. K. Useful plants of Ghana (Use Pl Ghana)
  3. Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature (Ency WTimber)
  4. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  5. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Sapotaceae (L Sapotaceae)
  6. Keay, R. W. J. Trees of Nigeria (Trees Nigeria)
  7. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  8. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2 (Pl Book)
  9. Mabberley, D. J. Mabberley's plant-book: a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses, ed. 3 (Mabberleys Pl Book)
  10. Pennington, T. D. 1991. The genera of the Sapotaceae (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.
  • 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=36660. Accessed 26 April 2019.