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Taxon: Balanites maughamii Sprague

 
Genus: Balanites
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Subfamily: Tribuloideae
Nomen number: 6323
Place of publication: Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1913:136, 138. 1913
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-Aug-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Aug-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • manduro  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • torchwood  (Source: Kew Bull) - English
  • y-thorn-torchwood  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • nulo  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese
  • mguguni  (Source: PROTA4U) - Swahili
  • mkonga  (Source: PROTA4U) - Swahili

Economic Importance:

  • Fuels: charcoal; fuelwood
  • Human food: oil/fat (from seeds fide Pl Book)
  • Materials: wood (for timber & turnery)
  • Medicines:
  • Non-vertebrate poisons:
  • Vertebrate poisons: fish

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa, [KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga] Swaziland


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Compton, R. H. The flora of Swaziland. (F Swazi)
  3. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  4. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  5. Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987 (L SAfr)
  6. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  7. Palmer, E. & N. Pitman Trees of southern Africa. (Trees SAfr)
  8. Sands, M. J. S. 2001. The desert date and its relatives: a revision of the genus Balanites Kew Bull. 56:29-39.
  9. Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  10. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Balanites maughamii Sprague :

  • 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.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=6323. Accessed 12 November 2018.