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Irvingia gabonensis
(wild mango)

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Irvingia gabonensis (wild mango)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Irvingia gabonensis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • wild mango
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Oil/fat
  • Paste

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Fure Headwaters Forest Reserve in the moist evergreen ecological zone of Ghana.
TitleMature tree
CaptionFure Headwaters Forest Reserve in the moist evergreen ecological zone of Ghana.
CopyrightDominic Blay, Jr.
Fure Headwaters Forest Reserve in the moist evergreen ecological zone of Ghana.
Mature treeFure Headwaters Forest Reserve in the moist evergreen ecological zone of Ghana.Dominic Blay, Jr.
Fure Headwaters Forest Reserve in the moist evergreen ecological zone of Ghana.
TitleTree
CaptionFure Headwaters Forest Reserve in the moist evergreen ecological zone of Ghana.
CopyrightDominic Blay, Jr.
Fure Headwaters Forest Reserve in the moist evergreen ecological zone of Ghana.
TreeFure Headwaters Forest Reserve in the moist evergreen ecological zone of Ghana.Dominic Blay, Jr.

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Irvingia gabonensis (Aubry-Lecomte ex O'Rorke) Baill.

Preferred Common Name

  • wild mango

Variety

  • Irvingia gabonensis var. excelsa

Other Scientific Names

  • Irvingia barteri Hook. f.

International Common Names

  • English: African mango; African wild mango; bush mango
  • Spanish: árbol chocolate; irvingia
  • French: dika du Gabon; manguier sauvage

Local Common Names

  • : abesebuo; dikanut
  • Cameroon: andok
  • Congo Democratic Republic: meba; mueba
  • Côte d'Ivoire: boboru; wanini
  • Nigeria: oba; oro
  • Sierra Leone: bobo

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Rutales
  •                         Family: Irvingiaceae
  •                             Genus: Irvingia
  •                                 Species: Irvingia gabonensis

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry

Human food and beverage

  • Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Oil/fat
  • Paste

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Dye/tanning
  • Essential oils
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Boats

Railway sleepers

Roundwood

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Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • For heavy construction

Woodware

  • Industrial and domestic woodware
  • Wood carvings