Leplaea cedrata

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Leplaea cedrata


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: Aglaieae
Genus: Leplaea
Species: Leplaea cedrata


Leplaea cedrata (A.Chev.) E.J.M.Koenen & J.J.de Wilde, Pl. Ecol. Evol. 145(2): 219 (2012)


  • Basionym
    • Trichilia cedrata A.Chev., Vég. Ut. Afr. Trop. Franç. 5: 214 (1909)
  • Homotypic
    • Guarea cedrata (A.Chev.) Pellegr., Rev. Bot. Appl. Agric. Colon. 1928, 8 Actes & Compt.-Rend. 4: 212 (1928), nomen et Pellegr. in Bull. Soc. Bot. France, 75: 480. (1928)
  • Heterotypic
    • Khaya canaliculata De Wild., Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 4: 377 (1914)
      • Type: J. de Briey 220, 1913 (holotype: BR).
      • Type locality: [The Democratic Republic of the Congo.] Ganda-Sundi,
    • Guarea alatipetiolata De Wild., Ann. Soc. Sci. Bruxelles, Sér. B 50: 71 (1930)
      • Type: V.G. Goossens 4514, November 1923 (holotype: BR).
      • Type locality: [The Democratic Republic of the Congo.] Eala.
    • Guarea kennedyi Burtt Davy, manuscript name; J.D.Kennedy, 223, in obs., nom. nud. (1930)


Chevalier (1909:215) cites three specimens (A. Chevalier 16125, 16127 and 16171) as syntypes and only the first one was later designated as the lectotype by Styles & White (1991).


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

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Light Bossé
日本語: ボセ
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