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Tieghemella heckelii
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Subfamily: Sapotoideae
Genus: Tieghemella
Pierre 1890, conserved name, not Berl. & De Toni 1888 (Mucoraceae in Zygomycetes)[1][2]
  • Dumoria A.Chev.

Tieghemella is a genus of the plant family Sapotaceae described as a genus in 1890.[4][5] The wood of Tieghemella species is known as makore in the lumber trade.[6]

Tieghemella is native to western and central Africa.[3]

  1. Tieghemella africana Pierre - Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  2. Tieghemella heckelii (A.Chev.) Pierre ex Dubard - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo


  1. ^ Tropicos, Tieghemella Berl. & De Toni
  2. ^ Mouly, A., L. Gautier, J. Dupont, H. Chevillotte, J.-L. Guillaumet & E. J. M. Florence. 2010. (1949 [1971]) Proposal to conserve Tieghemella Pierre (Sapotaceae) against Tieghemella Berl. & De Toni (Absidiaceae). Taxon 59(5): 1605–1606.
  3. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Pierre, Jean Baptiste Louis. 1890. Notes Botaniques: Sapotacées 18
  5. ^ Tropicos, Tieghemella Pierre
  6. ^ Meier, Eric (2014). "Makore". The Wood Database. Retrieved 12 July 2015.