Terminalia superba

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Terminalia superba


Taxonavigation: Myrtales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Combretaceae
Subfamilia: Combretoideae
Tribus: Combreteae
Subtribus: Terminaliinae
Genus: Terminalia
Species: Terminalia superba


Terminalia superba Engl. & Diels, Monogr. Afr. Pfl. 4: 26 (1900)


  • Heterotypic
    • Terminalia altissima A.Chev., Vég. Utiles Afrique Trop. Franç 5: 151 (1909); not accepted by Hutchinson et al. (1954) [cited as Terminalia superba]
      • Type: A.J.B. Chevalier 16104–16138 (January; P [cf. P00379508(GBIF) [16104], P00379509(GBIF) [16138], P00379510(GBIF) [16138]; all lacking any type indication]).
        • Note: Voorhoeve (1965: 89) treats only 16104 in P as type.
      • Type locality: [Côte d'Ivoire.] Bouroukrou.


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • West Tropical Africa
      • Benin, The Gambia [fide POWO], Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo [fide Hassler].
    • West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Cabinda, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaïre.
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Angola.
        • Note: Figueiredo & Smith (2008) recognize Angolan occurrence only in Cabinda.

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

ak: Ɔfram
eʋegbe: Kɛgblale (Irvine 1961)
English: Limba
français: Fraké
日本語: リンバ
Kongo: Ndimba [in Yombe]
lingála: Limba
Yorùbá: Afàrà
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