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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.
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: Eswatini, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga]


References:

  1. Compton, R. H. 1976. The flora of Swaziland.
  2. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  3. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  4. Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. 1985, 1987. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa Note: v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987
  5. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  6. Palmer, E. & N. Pitman. 1972-1973. Trees of southern Africa.
  7. Sands, M. J. S. 2001. The desert date and its relatives: a revision of the genus Balanites. Kew Bull. 56:29-39.
  8. Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agricultural Handbook no. 505
  9. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  10. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=6323. Accessed 20 July 2019.