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Isoberlinia doka MS 4428.jpg
Isoberlinia doka
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Detarioideae
Genus: Isoberlinia
Craib & Stapf ex Holland

Isoberlinia angolensis
Isoberlinia dalzielii
Isoberlinia doka
Isoberlinia scheffleri
Isoberlinia stolzii

Isoberlinia is a genus in the family Fabaceae (legume family) of five species of tree native to the hotter parts of tropical Africa. They are an important component of miombo woodlands. The leaves have three or four pairs of large leaflets and stout seed pods.

Local Malawi names include Sukwa mutondo for Isoberlinia angolensis and Tumbuka mbwerebwere for Isoberlinia stolzii.

Some species in this genus have been transferred to the genus Julbernardia.


  • Binns, Blodwen. (1972). Dictionary of Plant Names in Malawi. Zomba, Malawi: The Government Printer.
  • Hutchinson, J. & Dalziel, J. M. (1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, Vol. 1, Part 2. London: Crown Agents for Oversea Govts. and Admins.
  • Mabberley, D. J. (1987). The Plant Book: A Portable Dictionary of the Higher Plants. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-34060-8.