Tieghemella heckelii

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Tieghemella heckelii
Tieghemella heckelii seeds.jpg
Tieghemella heckelii seeds
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Tieghemella
Species: T. heckelii
Binomial name
Tieghemella heckelii
(A.Chev) Pierre ex Dubard

Tieghemella heckelii (also called Baku or Cherry Mahogany) is a tree species of the genus Tieghemella in the plant family of the Sapotaceae. The species occurs in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone and is threatened by habitat loss and over exploitation. This timber tree species can grow up to 45 meters tall and 1.2 meters in diameter.

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