Mansonia altissima

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Mansonia altissima


Taxonavigation: Malvales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Helicteroideae
Tribus: Helictereae
Genus: Mansonia
Species: Mansonia altissima
Varieties: M. a. var. altissima – M. a. var. kamerunia



Mansonia altissima (A.Chev.) A.Chev., Mém. Soc. Bot. France 8: 138 (1912)


  • Homotypic
    • Achantia altissima A.Chev., Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 15: 547 (1909)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: West Tropical Africa
      • Benin, Ghana, Guinea (fide IUCN), Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Togo.
    • Regional: West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo.

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



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Vernacular names

ak: Aprono
français: Bété
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