Lophira alata

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Lophira alata


Taxonavigation: Malpighiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Ochnaceae
Subfamilia: Ochnoideae
Tribus: Ochneae
Subtribus: Lophirinae
Genus: Lophira
Species: Lophira alata


Lophira alata Banks ex C.F.Gaertn., Suppl. Carp.: 52(–53), t. 188, fig. 2. 1805.


  • Heterotypic
    • Lophira simplex G.Don, Gen. Hist. 1: 814. 1831.
      • Typus: Sierra Leone.
    • Lophira barteri Tiegh., J. Bot. (Morot) 15(6): 186. 1901, nom. provis. (as L. Barteri)
    • Lophira macrophylla Tiegh., J. Bot. (Morot) 15(6): 186. 1901, nom. provis.
    • Lophira spatulata Tiegh., J. Bot. (Morot) 15(6): 187. 1901, nom. provis., p.p.
    • Lophira thollonii Tiegh., J. Bot. (Morot) 15(6): 187. 1901, nom. provis. (as L. Tholloni)
      • Typus: "Congo français"; 1 Feb 1887; Thollon 739 (syntypes: P-00379482, P-04833296).
    • Lophira procera A.Chev., Vég. Utiles Afrique Trop. Franç. 5: 154(–155). 1909.
    • Lophira alata var. procera (A.Chev.) Burtt Davy in Chalk et al., For. Trees Timbers Brit. Emp. 2: 78, t. 16. 1933.


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


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The names Lophira africana and Lophira alata have also been applied to Lophira lanceolata.