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List of names matching "Pentaclethra macrophylla"
Status Name
accepted Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.

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Pentaclethra macrophylla

Accepted name

Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.1


Tribe: Parkieae;  Genus: Pentaclethra

Vernacular names

Congo Acacia2; Oil Bean Tree2; Owala Oil3; Owala Oil Tree4; Ugba5


Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened


Food and Drink2; Medicine2; Wood2

Geographical records

Africa4:   Angola-ISO(N)1, Benin(N)1, Cameroon(N)1, Central African Republic(N)4, Equatorial Guinea-ISO(N)1, Gabon(N)1, Ghana(N)1, Guinea(N)1, Guinea Bissau(N)1, Ivory Coast(N)1, Liberia(N)1, Nigeria(N)1, Sao Tome & Principe(N)1, Senegal(N)1, Sierra Leone(N)1, Togo(N)1, Zaire(N)1
(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Guineo-Congolian forest1

Literature citations

Description6, 7;  Illustration7, 8, 9


1993 Polhill RM;     Coordinator: 1994 Hopkins HF


1:Keay, R.W.J. (1958) Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ed. 2; Vol. 1, part 2
2:Dalziel, J.M. (1937) The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa
3:Terrell, E.E. (1977) Checklist of Names for 3, 000 Vas. Pl... Agric. Handbook No. 505
4:Wiersema, J.H. et al. (1990) Legume Nomenclature USDA Germplasm Sys. USDA Tech. Bull. 1757
5:Hopkins, H.C.F. (2001) Pers. comm.
6:Keay, R.W.J. et al. (1964) Nigerian Trees Vol. 2
7:Voorhoeve, A.G. (1965) Liberian High Forest Trees
8:Aubreville, A. (1936) La Flore Forestiere de la Cote d'Ivoire. Vol. 1
9:Engler, A. (1912) Die Vegetation der Erde: IX: Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3. 1

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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