Milicia (plant)

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M. excelsa, Uganda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Tribe: Moreae[1]
Genus: Milicia

M. excelsa
M. regia

Milicia is a small genus of tropical African trees. There are two recognized species, which are closely related: Milicia excelsa and Milicia regia.[2] These trees yield a durable wood, iroko.

Milicia excelsa is currently listed as 'lower risk/near threatened' on the IUCN Red List.[3]


  1. ^ Klaus Kubitzki; Karl Ulrich Kramer; Herbert Huber; P. S. Green (1990), The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants, 2, Springer, p. 446 
  2. ^ 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 
  3. ^ "The IUCN Red List of Endangered Species: Milicia excelsa", The IUCN Red List of Endangered Species