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Taxon: Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman

 
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Cerasus
Section: Laurocerasus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Amygdaleae
Nomen number: 29828
Place of publication: Blumea 13:33. 1965
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-mars-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-août-1994
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Sudan (s.?)
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Zaire
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Comoros, [Grande Comore] Comoros, [Grande Comore] Madagascar


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  2. Bond, P. & P. Goldblatt Plants of the Cape Flora, J. S. African Bot. suppl. vol. 13. 1984 (L Cape)
  3. Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. Conspectus florae angolensis. 1937- (F Angol)
  4. CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  5. Dawson, I. K. & W. Powell 1999. Genetic variation in the Afromontane tree Prunus africana, an endangered medicinal species Molec. Ecol. 8:151-156.
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  7. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  9. Hitimana, J. et al. 2010. Disturbance indicators and population decline of logged species in Mt. Elgon Forest, Kenya African J. Ecol. 48:699-708.
  10. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  11. Okole, B. N. & B. Odhav 2004. Commercialisation of plants in Africa S. African J. Bot. 70:110.
  12. Palmer, E. & N. Pitman Trees of southern Africa. 1972-1973 (Trees SAfr)
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  14. Stewart, K. M. 2003. The African cherry (Prunus africana): Can lessons be learned from an over-exploited medicinal tree? J. Ethnopharmacol. 89:3-13.

Check other web resources for Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: http://tn-grin.nat.tn/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=29828. Accessed 28 janvier 2020.

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