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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Morocco, W. Algeria, N. Western Sahara, N. Mauritania.
Sideroxylon spinosum

Native to:

Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Western Sahara

Introduced into:

Canary Is., Spain

Sideroxylon spinosum L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 193 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Stride, G., Nylinder, S. & Swenson, U. (2014). Revisiting the biogeography of Sideroxylon (Sapotaceae) and an evaluation of the taxonomic status of Argania and Spiniluma Australian Systematic Botany 27: 104-118.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Pennington, D. (2001 publ. 2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Sapotaceae: 1-364. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Argania spinosa.]

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