Gnetum africanum

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Gnetum africanum
Gnetum africanum


Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Classis: Gnetopsida
Ordo: Gnetales
Familia: Gnetaceae
Genus: Gnetum
Sectio: G. sect. Gnetum
Subsectio: G. subsect. Micrognemones
Species: Gnetum africanum


Gnetum africanum Welw., 1870


  • Thoa africana (Welw.) Doweld, Turczaninowia 3(4): 32 (2000)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Zaïre

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1–279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: African jointfir, Wild spinach
Igbo: Ukasi
Kongo: Fumbwa, Mfumbwa
lingála: Mfúmbwa
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