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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Sapotaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A large forest tree up to 150 ft. high with horizontal branches near the top.

Doubtfully present in:

Central African Repu

Native to:

Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaïre

Tieghemella heckelii (A.Chev.) Pierre ex Dubard appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Chevalier, A. [16253], Côte d'Ivoire K000435341 isotype
Small, D. [528], Sierra Leone Mimusops heckelii 5065.000

First published in Ann. Mus. Colon. Marseille, sér. 3, 3: 33 (1915)

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.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Vég. ut. Afr. trop. fr. 2: 172 (1907)
  • in Vég. ut. Afr. trop. ft. 5: 237 (1909)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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