Lovoa trichilioides

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Lovoa trichilioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Lovoa
Species: L. trichilioides
Binomial name
Lovoa trichilioides
Harms
Lovoa trichilioides - MHNT

Lovoa trichilioides (also called African walnut, Congowood, dibetou or tigerwood) is a species of plant in the Meliaceae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda. It is threatened by habitat loss. Germination success is somewhat limited by short-lived seeds which are heavily predated. Exploitation rates are high. It is one of the two principal timber species in Congo.[1]

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