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Sarcocephalus latifolius or Guinea peach
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Cinchonoideae
Tribe: Naucleeae
Genus: Sarcocephalus
Afzel. ex R.Br.

Sarcocephalus is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. It holds two species of shrubs or trees native to tropical Africa.[1][2][3] Sarcocephalus latifolius has edible fruits known as African peach, Guinea peach, Sierra Leone peach or Country fig.



  1. ^ Mabberley DJ (2008). Mabberley's Plant Book (3rd ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-82071-4. 
  2. ^ Ridsdale CE (1975). "A synopsis of the African and Madagascan Rubiaceae - Naucleeae". Blumea. 22 (3): 541–553. 
  3. ^ Razafimandimbison SG, Bremer B (2002). "Phylogeny and classification of Naucleeae s.l.(Rubiaceae) inferred from molecular (ITS, rbcL, and trnT-F) and morphological data". American Journal of Botany. 89 (7): 1027–1041. doi:10.3732/ajb.89.7.1027. 

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