Overview

Comprehensive Description

Botanical Description

Bole: Straight. Buttressed. Large. To 50 m. Bark: Pale grey. Slash: NR. Leaf: Simple. Alternate. Petiole: To 1.5 cm. Lamina: Small/medium. 5 - 13 × 3 - 7 cm. Elliptic/oblong-elliptic. Cuneate. Obtuse/emarginate/acute/acuminate. Glabrous except on mibrib beneath. Domatia: Absent. Glands: Pellucid dots in leaves. Stipules: Absent. Thorns & Spines: Absent. Flower: Fascicles in leaf axis. Fragrant. Green-cream/pale yellow. Fruit: Red. Subglobose; up to 2 cm in diameter.
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Distribution

Range Description

This timber species is widespread throughout the African tropics.
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Lake Victoria region; tropical Africa
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Occurring in drier areas of semi-deciduous forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LR/cd
Lower Risk/conservation dependent

Red List Criteria

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1998
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996)

Reviewer/s

Contributor/s

History
  • 1997
    Not Threatened
    (Walter and Gillett 1998)
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Threats

Major Threats
The species provides a general-purpose timber and is overexploited in parts of its range. In the timber industry, it is frequently confused with Aningeria robusta (now P. aningeri).
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

timber
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Wikipedia

Pouteria altissima

Pouteria altissima is a species of plant in the Sapotaceae family, and a source of anigre hardwood. It is found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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