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Anogeissus leiocarpa MS 4185.JPG
Anogeissus leiocarpus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
Genus: Anogeissus

10-12, see text

Anogeissus is a genus of trees in the family Combretaceae. The 10[1] to 12 species are distributed in Asia and tropical Africa.[2]

These are trees and shrubs with tubular flowers that lack petals and dry fruits with ridges or wings.[1]

Axlewood (A. latifolia) is used for its wood and tannins and as a fodder.[3] African birch (A. leiocarpa) is used for its wood and to make yellow dye and medicinal compounds.[4]

Species include: