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List of names matching "Afzelia africana"
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accepted Afzelia africana Pers.

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Afzelia africana

Accepted name

Afzelia africana Pers.1, 2


Pahudia africana (Pers.) Prain3


Tribe: Detarieae;  Genus: Afzelia

Vernacular names

Afzelia4; Papao4


Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened


Forage5; Toxins6; Wood3; Wood7; Medicine8

Geographical records

Africa:   Benin(N)9, Burkina Faso(N)10, Cameroon(N)9, Central African Republic(N)9, Chad(N)11, Ghana(N)9, Guinea(N)9, Guinea Bissau(N)9, Ivory Coast(N)9, Mali(N)10, Niger(N)12, Nigeria(N)9, Senegal(N)1, Sierra Leone(N)9, Sudan(N)1, Togo(N)9, Uganda(N)1, Zaire(N)1

Asia2:   India(I)2

India:   Karnataka2

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Guineo-Congolian forest13; Guineo-Congolian transition woodland13; Sudanian woodland13; Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; forest13

Literature citations

Description1, 3, 14;  Illustration9, 14, 15


2004-11 (S Asia) Kumar S & Sane P;     Coordinator: 2004-2005 Novoselova MS


1:Brenan, J.P.M. (1967) Caesalp. In: Flora Trop. East Africa. Milne-Redhead & Polhill
2:Sanjappa, M. (1992) Legumes of India. Dehra Dun: Bishen Singh Mahendra...
3:Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. New York: Macmillan
4:Hall, J.B. & Swaine, M.D. (1981) Forest Vegetation in Ghana.
5:Dalziel, J.M. (1937) The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa
6:Verdcourt, B. & Trump, E.C. (1969) Common Poisonous Plants of East Africa
7:Aubreville, A. (1965) 9. Caesalpinoideae. In: Flora du Cameroun. Aubreville & Leroy
8:Watt, J.M. & Breyer-Brandwijk, M (1962) Medicinal & Poisonous Plants of Southern & Eastern Africa
9:Keay, R.W.J. (1958) Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ed. 2; Vol. 1, part 2
10:Lock, J.M. (1985) Specimen in Herb. Kew
11:Lebrun, J.-P. et al (1972) IEMVPT Et. Bot. 1, Catalogue des Plant. Vasc. du Tchad Meridional
12:Boudouresque, E., et al. (1978) Adansonia 18: 377-390. Suppl. Catal. des Plantes... du Niger
13:White, F. (1983) The Vegetation of Africa
14:Keay, R.W.J. et al. (1964) Nigerian Trees Vol. 2
15:Robyns, W. (Ed.) (1952) Flore du Congo Belge, Vol. 3. Mimosoideae, Caesalpinoideae

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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