Parinari excelsa

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Parinari excelsa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Genus: Parinari
Species: P. excelsa
Binomial name
Parinari excelsa
  • Ferolia amazonica Kuntze
  • Ferolia excelsa (Sabine) Kuntze
  • Parinari amazonica Mart. ex Hook.f.
  • Parinari brachystachya Benth.
  • Parinari elliottii Engl.
  • Parinari excelsa var. fulvescens Engl.
  • Parinari excelsa subsp. holstii (Engl.) R.A.Graham
  • Parinari glazioviana Warm.
  • Parinari holstii Engl.
  • Parinari holstii var. longifolia Engl. ex De Wild.
  • Parinari laxiflora Ducke
  • Parinari laxiflora var. lata Ducke
  • Parinari liberica Engl. ex Mildbr.
  • Parinari mildbraedii Engl.
  • Parinari nalaensis De Wild.
  • Parinari riparia R.E.Fr.
  • Parinari salicifolia Engl.
  • Parinari silvestris M.Kuhlm.
  • Parinari tenuifolia A.Chev.
  • Parinari verdickii De Wild.
  • Parinari whytei Engl.
  • Petrocarya excelsa (Sabine) Steud.

Parinari excelsa (also known as Guinea Plum) is a species of tree in the Chrysobalanaceae family. It is native to tropical Africa, North America and South America.[1][2][3]

This species grows to 150–170 feet (46–52 m) tall while its cylindrical bole is 60–90 feet (18–27 m); the trunk is 3–5 feet (0.91–1.52 m) in diameter.[2]


  1. ^ Grandtner, M. M.; Chevrette, Julien (2013). Dictionary of Trees, Volume 2: South America: Nomenclature, Taxonomy and Ecology. Academic Press. p. 481. ISBN 9780123969545. 
  2. ^ a b "Parinari excelsa". Forest Products Laboratory. Madison, WI: USDA Forest Service. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ A.A, Lemmens, R. H. M. J. , Louppe, D. & Oteng-Amoako (2012). Plant Resources of Tropical Africa: Timbers 2. PROTA Foundation. p. 513. ISBN 9789290814955. 

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