1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Afzelia Sm.
      1. Afzelia africana Sm. ex Pers.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda.

    [FWTA]

    Caesalpiniaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A tree, to 100 ft. high, in savannah
    Ecology
    In fringing forest and in the drier parts of the forest regions
    Flowers
    Flowers very fragrant, green, except for the petal which is white with reddish markings
    Fruits
    Fruits and seeds black, shining; aril orange.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Guineo-Congolian forest., Guineo-Congolian transition woodland, Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; forest., Sudanian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    Vernacular
    Afzelia, Papao

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    India

    Afzelia africana Sm. ex Pers. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Roberty, G. [17122], Mali K000386471

    First published in Syn. Pl. 1: 455 (1805)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Léonard in Fl. Congo Belge 3: 355, fig. 27 C.
    • Aubrév. Pl. For. C. Iv. 1: 214
    • Kennedy For. Fl. S. Nig. 100
    • For. Trees & Timbers Brit. Emp. 2: 15, fig. 2
    • —F.T.A. 2: 302
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • White, F. (1983). The Vegetation of Africa
    • Hall, J. B. & Swaine, M. D. (1981). Forest Vegetation in Ghana.
    • Bailey, L. H. & Bailey, E. Z. (1976). Hortus Third. New York: Macmillan
    • Verdcourt, B. & Trump, E. C. (1969). Common Poisonous Plants of East Africa
    • Aubreville, A. (1965). 9. Caesalpinoideae. In: Flora du Cameroun. Aubreville & Leroy
    • Watt, J. M. & Breyer-Brandwijk, M (1962). Medicinal & Poisonous Plants of Southern & Eastern Africa
    • Dalziel, J. M. (1937). The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0