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Taxon: Schinziophyton rautanenii (Schinz) Radcl.-Sm.

Genus: Schinziophyton
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Ricinodendreae
Nomen number: 409505
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 45:157. 1990
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 16-Oct-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Oct-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • manketti  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • mogongo  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • mongongo  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • mangetti  (Source: PROTA4U) - Africa (South)
  • mugongo  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • mungomo  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese
  • omunkhete  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base (fruit pulp fide PROTA4U); fruit (fruit pulp fide PROTA4U); nut; oil/fat (from seeds fide Pl Book)
  • Materials: wood (for cabinet making, carpentry, musical instruments); wood (for carving utensils and ornaments)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:


    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia


  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62 (Pl SAfr)
  3. Duke, J. A. Handbook of Nuts (Handb Nuts)
  4. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (L Euphorb)
  5. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2 (Pl Book)
  6. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)

Check other web resources for Schinziophyton rautanenii (Schinz) Radcl.-Sm. :

  • 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=409505. Accessed 21 May 2019.