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Anogeissus leiocarpa MS 4185.JPG
Anogeissus leiocarpus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
Genus: Anogeissus

10-12, see text

Anogeissus is a genus of trees in the family Combretaceae.[1] The 10[2] to 12 species are distributed in Asia and tropical Africa.[3] Plants of the World Online now refers to this genus as a synonym of Terminalia L.[4]

These are trees and shrubs with tubular flowers that lack petals and dry fruits with ridges or wings.[2]

Axlewood (A. latifolia) is used for its wood and tannins and as a fodder.[5] African birch (A. leiocarpa) is used for its wood and to make yellow dye and medicinal compounds.[6]

Species include:


  1. ^ Scott, A.J. (1979). "A revision of Anogeissus (Combretaceae)". Kew Bulletin. 33 (4): 555–566. doi:10.2307/4109799. JSTOR 4109799 – via JSTOR.
  2. ^ a b Anogeissus. Flora of China.
  3. ^ Sakala, J. (2000). Silicified angiosperm wood from the Dangu locality (Ypresian of the Gisors region, Eure, France)–final part: the problem of palaeoclimate reconstruction based on fossil wood. Archived 2015-11-19 at the Wayback Machine Geodiversitas, 22(4), 493-507.
  4. ^ POWO: Anogeissus (DC.) Guill. (retrieved 24 September 2018)
  5. ^ Heuzé V., Tran G., 2016. Axlewood (Anogeissus latifolia). Feedipedia, a programme by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. Last updated on March 22, 2016, 14:20
  6. ^ Heuzé V., Tran G., Renaudeau D., Bastianelli D., 2016. African birch (Anogeissus leiocarpa). Feedipedia, a programme by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. Last updated on March 15, 2016, 11:53