Guibourtia coleosperma

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Guibourtia coleosperma


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: Detarieae
Genus: Guibourtia
Species: Guibourtia coleosperma



Guibourtia coleosperma (Benth.) J.Léonard, Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 19: 403 (1949)

  • Type: Kirk s.n. (in fruit, [1860]; K fide Léonard, cf. K000417926 & K000417927, both without any type indication, but the former determined by Léonard in March 1949; other type: BR-BR0000008922106).
  • Type locality: East tropical Africa[Zambia]. Highlands of the Batoka country, where it forms a large tree, in some parts planted at least a hundred years ago.


  • Basionym
    • Copaifera coleosperma Benth., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 25(2): 316 (1865)
  • Homotypic
    • Copaiba coleosperma (Benth.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 172 (1891)
    • Copaiva coleosperma (Benth.) Britton in N.L.Britton & P.Wilson, Sci. Surv. Porto Rico & Virgin Islands 6: 542 (1930)


Native distribution areas:

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



Primary references


Additional references

  • Kuntze, O. 1891. Revisio generum plantarum vascularium omnium atque cellularium multarum secundum leges nomenclaturae internationales cum enumeratione plantarum exoticarum in itinere mundi collectarum. Pars I. Pp. I–CLV, 1–374. Arthur Felix, Leipzig [etc.] BHL Reference page

Vernacular names

English: False Mopane
nd: Umtshibi
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