Lophira alata

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Taxonavigation: Malpighiales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Ochnaceae
Subfamilia: Ochnoideae
Tribus: Ochneae
Subtribus: Lophirinae
Genus: Lophira
Species: Lophira alata


Lophira alata Banks ex C.F.Gaertn., Suppl. Carp.: 52(–53), t. 188, fig. 2. 1805.


  • Heterotypic
    • Lophira simplex G.Don, Gen. Hist. 1: 814. 1831.
      • Typus: Sierra Leone.
    • Lophira barteri Tiegh., J. Bot. (Morot) 15(6): 186. 1901, nom. provis. (as L. Barteri)
    • Lophira macrophylla Tiegh., J. Bot. (Morot) 15(6): 186. 1901, nom. provis.
    • Lophira spatulata Tiegh., J. Bot. (Morot) 15(6): 187. 1901, nom. provis., p.p.
    • Lophira thollonii Tiegh., J. Bot. (Morot) 15(6): 187. 1901, nom. provis. (as L. Tholloni)
      • Typus: "Congo français"; 1 Feb 1887; Thollon 739 (syntypes: P-00379482, P-04833296).
    • Lophira procera A.Chev., Vég. Utiles Afrique Trop. Franç. 5: 154(–155). 1909.
    • Lophira alata var. procera (A.Chev.) Burtt Davy in Chalk et al., For. Trees Timbers Brit. Emp. 2: 78, t. 16. 1933.

Native distribution areas

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]


  • GBIF
  • USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Lophira alata in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed on 2019-01-31.
  • Hassler, M. 2019. Lophira alata. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World (version Mar. 2018). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 January 31.
  • Tropicos.org 2019. Lophira alata. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 January 31.
  • African Plants Database (version 3.4.0). Lophira alata. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Villle de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Accessed: 31 January 2019.


The names Lophira africana and Lophira alata have also been applied to Lophira lanceolata.