Isoberlinia doka

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Isoberlinia doka
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Dry forest of Isoberlinia doka in Comoé-Léraba Reserve, Burkina Faso
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Isoberlinia
Species: I. doka
Binomial name
Isoberlinia doka
Craib & Stapf

Isoberlinia doka is a hardwood tree native to African tropical savannas and Guinean forest-savanna mosaic dry forests where it can form single species stands.[2] The tree is exploited for its economic value as a commercial timber. The leaves and shoots of the tree dominate the diet of the Giant Eland in its range.[3] The tree is a host plant for Anaphe moloneyi (superfamily Thaumetopoeidae) one of the caterpillars that produces a wild silk, sayan, local to parts of Nigeria.[4]


  1. ^ Contu, S. (2012). "Isoberlinia doka". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Baker, Kathleen M. (2000). Indigenous Land Management in West Africa: An Environmental Balancing Act (Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies). Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-823393-0. 
  3. ^ Kingdon, Jonathan (1984). East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-43718-3. 
  4. ^ Kriger, Colleen E. (2006). Cloth in West African History. AltaMira Press. ISBN 0-7591-0422-0.