Terminalia avicennioides

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Terminalia avicennioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
Genus: Terminalia
Species: T. avicennioides
Binomial name
Terminalia avicennioides
Guill. & Perr. Fl. Seneg. Tent. 1: 277. t. 64 (1832)[1]

Terminalia avicennoides

Terminalia avicennioides (Bambara: Wolobugun) is a tree species in the genus Terminalia found in West Africa.

Castalagin[2] and flavogallonic acid dilactone[3] are hydrolysable tannins found in T. avicennoides.

See also[edit]

  • Bògòlanfini, a handmade Malian cotton fabric dyed yellow in wolo solution, made from the leaves of T. avicennoides


  1. ^ Terminalia avicennioides on www.ville-ge.ch
  2. ^ Shuaibu MN, Pandey K, Wuyep PA, et al. (November 2008). "Castalagin from Anogeissus leiocarpus mediates the killing of Leishmania in vitro". Parasitology Research. 103 (6): 1333–8. PMID 18690475. doi:10.1007/s00436-008-1137-7. 
  3. ^ The use of microfluorometric method for activity-guided isolation of antiplasmodial compound from plant extracts. M. N. Shuaibu, P. A. Wuyep, T. Yanagi, K. Hirayama, T. Tanaka and I. Kouno, Parasitol Res (2008) 102, pp. 1119–1127, doi:10.1007/s00436-008-0879-6

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