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Taxon: Lophira lanceolata Tiegh. ex Keay

 
Genus: Lophira
Family: Ochnaceae
Subfamily: Ochnoideae
Tribe: Ochneae
Nomen number: 401744
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 1953:488. 1954
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • dwarf red ironwood  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • false shea  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • méni oiltree  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • azobé de savanne  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • faux karité  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • méné  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • mené  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese
  • mufo  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production
  • Fuels: fuelwood
  • Human food:
  • Invertebrate food:
  • Materials: wood (for construction, tools)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo


References:

  1. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  2. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  3. Keay, R. W. J. 1989. Trees of Nigeria
  4. Robyns, W. et al., eds. 1948-1963. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi
  5. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  6. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Lophira lanceolata Tiegh. ex Keay :

  • 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=401744. Accessed 18 November 2019.