Lovoa trichilioides


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lovoa trichilioides
Species Authority: Harms
Common Name(s):
English African Walnut, Congowood, Tigerwood
Lovoa brownii Sprague

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Angola (Angola); Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Gabon; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: African walnut or dibetou occurs in evergreen and deciduous forest, generally in moist sites. Regeneration occurs only in canopy gaps.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Germination success is somewhat limited by short-lived seeds which are heavily predated. Exploitation rates are high. It is one of the two principal timber species in Congo.

Citation: African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe, July 1996) 1998. Lovoa trichilioides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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