Plantae > Tracheophyta > Magnoliopsida > Rosales > Rosaceae > Pygeum > Pygeum africanum

Pygeum africanum (Red Stinkwood)

Synonyms: Laurocerasus africana; Laurocerasus crassifolia; Prunus africana; Prunus crassifolia; Pygeum crassifolium

Wikipedia Abstract

The African cherry, Prunus africana (Hook f.) Kalkman (Rosaceae), has a wide distribution in Africa, occurring in montane regions of central and southern Africa and on the islands of Bioko, São-Tomé, and Grande Comore (Kalkman, 1965). It can be found at 900–3,400 m (3,000–10,000 ft) above sea level. It is a canopy tree 30–40 m in height. Large-diameter trees have impressive, spreading crowns. It requires a moist climate, 900–3,400 mm (35–130 in) annual rainfall, and is moderately frost-tolerant. P. africana appears to be a light-demanding, secondary-forest species.
View Wikipedia Record: Pygeum africanum


Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)[1]
Colobus guereza (Guereza)[1]
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)[1]
Philantomba monticola (blue duiker)[1]
Piliocolobus badius (western red colobus)[1]
Potamochoerus porcus (red river hog)[1]
Praomys jacksoni (Jackson's soft-furred mouse)[1]
Tragelaphus scriptus (bushbuck)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access