Turraeanthus africanus

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Turraeanthus africanus


Taxonavigation: Sapindales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Sapindales

Familia: Meliaceae
Subfamilia: Melioideae
Tribus: Guareeae
Genus: Turraeanthus
Species: Turraeanthus africanus


Turraeanthus africanus (Welw. ex C.DC.) Pellegr., Notul. Syst. (Paris) 2: 16, 68 (1911); as africana


  • Basionym
    • Guarea africana Welw. ex C.DC., in A.DC. & C.DC., Monogr. Phan. 1: 576 (1878)
  • Homotypic
    • Bingeria africana (Welw. ex C.DC.) A.Chev., Vég. Ut. Afr. Trop. Franç. 5: 189 (1909)
  • Heterotypic
    • Turraeanthus zenkeri Harms, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 23: 156 (1896); not accepted by Robyns & al. (1948–1963) and Hutchinson, Dalziel & Keay (1954–1958)
    • Turraeanthus malchairii De Wild., Études Fl. Bangala & Ubangi: 332 (1911); not accepted by Robyns & al. (1948–1963)
    • Turraeanthus vignei Hutch. & Dalziel, Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 1: 496 (1928); not accepted by Hutchinson, Dalziel & Keay (1954–1958)


The species epithet given by Pellegrin in the first publication is africana, but it should be in masculine form, i.e. africanus per the ICN (ed. 2017, Art. 62.2 (c)): "Compounds ending in ‑ceras, ‑dendron, ‑nema, ‑stigma, ‑stoma, and other neuter words, are neuter. An exception is made for names ending in ‑anthos (or ‑anthus), ‑chilos (‑chilus or ‑cheilos), and ‑phykos (‑phycos or ‑phycus), which ought to be neuter, because that is the gender of the Greek words άνθος, anthos, χείλος, cheilos, and φύκος, phykos, but are treated as masculine in accordance with tradition."


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: West Tropical Africa
      • Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
    • Regional: West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Cameroon, Central Africal Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaïre
    • Regional: East Tropical Africa
      • Uganda
    • Regional: South Tropical Africa
      • Angola

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

Akan: Wogya
français: Avodiré
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