Milicia (plant)

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Milicia excelsa, Uganda
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Tribe: Moreae
Genus: Milicia

Milicia excelsa
Milicia regia

Milicia is a small genus of tropical African trees. There are two recognized species, which are closely related: Milicia excelsa and Milicia regia.[1] These trees yield a durable wood, iroko.

Milicia excelsa is currently listed as 'lower risk/near threatened' on the IUCN Red List.[2]


  1. ^ D.A. Ofori; M.D. Swaine; C. Leifert; J.R. Cobbinah; A.H. Price (December 2001), "Population genetic structure of Milicia species characterised by using RAPD and nucleotide sequencing L.", Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 48 (6): 637–647, doi:10.1023/A:1013805807957
  2. ^ "The IUCN Red List of Endangered Species: Milicia excelsa", The IUCN Red List of Endangered Species