Tieghemella heckelii

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Tieghemella heckelii
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Tieghemella
Species:
T. heckelii
Binomial name
Tieghemella heckelii
(A.Chev) Pierre ex Dubard

Tieghemella heckelii (also called baku or cherry mahogany) is a tree species of the genus Tieghemella in the plant family Sapotaceae. The species occurs in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone and is threatened by habitat loss and over exploitation. This timber tree species can grow up to 45 meters tall and 1.2 meters in diameter.

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References

  1. African Regional Workshop (1998). Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996. "Tieghemella heckelii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . IUCN. 1998: e.T33063A9754347. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T33063A9754347.en . Retrieved 22 December 2017.