Cynometra alexandri

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Cynometra alexandri


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Detarioideae
Tribus: Amherstieae
Genus: Cynometra
Species: Cynometra alexandri



Cynometra alexandri C.H.Wright, Uganda Prot. (H.H.Johnston) 1: 325 (1902); as Cynometra Alexandri

  • Typus: Alexander Johnston s.n. (K000417904(JSTOR)).
  • Type locality: [Uganda.] Toro District: River Kirurume[, east of Ruwenzori].


  • Heterotypic
    • Cynometra sankuruensis Vermoesen, Man. Ess. Forest. Congo: 82 (1923); not accepted by Léonard (1951: 390), Lock (1989) and Govaerts (1999) [cited as Cynometra alexandri]



According to Radosavljevic (2019), Cynometra alexandri along with other mainland tropical African (but not all) species of the genus Cynometra should be excluded from the genus and will be transferred to a new as yet un-named genus in the future.


Native distribution areas:

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



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Vernacular names

English: Uganda Ironwood