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Taxon: Agelaea pentagyna (Lam.) Baill.

Genus: Agelaea
Family: Connaraceae
Nomen number: 435170
Place of publication: Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1:345. 1882
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Feb-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:


    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea (incl. Fernando Po), Gabon, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius


  1. Jongkind, C. C. H. 1989. Agelaea. Sol. ex Planchon. In: F. J. Breteler (ed.), The Connaraceae: a taxonomic study with emphasis on Africa Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 89-6:144.
  2. Vickery, B. & M. L. Vickery 1974. The toxicity of some members of the Connaraceae family Brit. Veterin. J. 130:41-43.

Check other web resources for Agelaea pentagyna (Lam.) Baill. :

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=435170. Accessed 27 June 2019.