Triplochiton scleroxylon

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Triplochiton scleroxylon


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: Triplochiton
Species: Triplochiton scleroxylon


Triplochiton scleroxylon K.Schum. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 331 (1900)


  • Homotypic
    • Samba scleroxylon (K.Schum.) Roberty, Bull. Inst. Franç. Afrique Noire 15: 1403 (1953)
  • Heterotypic
    • Triplochiton johnsonii C.H.Wright, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 28: t. 2758 (1905); as TRIPLOCHITON JOHNSONI; not accepted by Hutchinson, Dalziel & Keay [cited as Triplochiton scleroxylon]
    • Triplochiton nigericum Sprague, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1909: 212 (1909); not accepted by Hutchinson, Dalziel & Keay and Lisowski (2009) [cited as Triplochiton scleroxylon]
      • Syntypi: Foster 370 (cf. K-K000241662), C. Punch 125 (E-E00200420; cf. K-K000241663) and Punch s.n. (cf. K-K000241661).
        • Note: Voorhoeve (1965: 373) does not cite Punch s.n..
      • Type locality: Nigeria. Southern Nigeria:
        • Foster 370: Oloke Meji.
        • Punch 125: Ibadan Forest Reserve.
        • Punch s.n.: Jebu Ode.


Type specimens including those of the synonyms are stored at least in K (Voorhoeve 1965: 373), almost all of them, however, lack any type indication.


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

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Dyer, W.T.T. 1905. Hooker's Icones Plantarum, or figures, with brief descriptive characters and remarks, of new or rare plants, selected from the Kew herbarium. Vol. 28 (= 4 series, Vol. 8). London: William & Norgate. 2701-2800 pl. London BHL Reference page
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. 1954. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Vol. 1(1), 2nd ed. Pp. I–VIII, 1–295. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations, London. Reference page
  • Voorhoeve, A.G. 1965. Liberian High Forest Trees: A Systematic Botanical Study of the 75 Most Important or Frequent High Forest Trees, with Reference to Numerous Related Species. Centre for Agricultural Publications and Documentation, Wageningen. PDF Reference page
  • Lisowski, S. 2009. Flore (angiospermes) de la République de Guinée. Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1–517. Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

Akan: Ɔwawa
Deutsch: Abachi
English: African Whitewood
suomi: Apachi
français: Abachi
Igbo: Okpobo
日本語: オベチェ
Yorùbá: Arère
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