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]


  • 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:

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


  • Gabonese occurrence is represented by G.M.P.C. Le Testu 9549 (collected in Woleu-Ntem, 18 April 1934; deposited in P [​P00532597(GBIF)]).


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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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