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Irvingia gabonensis (Bush mango)

Synonyms: Irvingia barteri; Irvingia caerulea; Irvingia duparquetii; Irvingia erecta; Irvingia griffonii; Irvingia hookeriana; Irvingia pauciflora; Irvingia velutina; Mangifera gabonensis

Wikipedia Abstract

Irvingia gabonensis is a species of African trees in the genus Irvingia, sometimes known by the common names wild mango, African mango, bush mango, dika or ogbono. They bear edible mango-like fruits, and are especially valued for their fat- and protein-rich nuts.
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Janka Hardness [2]  2780 lbf (1261 kgf) Very Hard
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [3]  0.775
Structure [1]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kibale National Park II 196202 Uganda


Cercopithecus cephus (moustached monkey)[4]
Cercopithecus mona (Mona monkey)[4]
Cercopithecus nictitans (white-nosed guenon)[4]
Cercopithecus pogonias (crowned guenon)[4]
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)[4]
Gorilla gorilla gorilla (Western Lowland Gorilla)[5]
Loxodonta africana (African Bush Elephant)[6]
Loxodonta cyclotis (African Forest Elephant)[4]
Mandrillus leucophaeus (drill)[7]
Otolemur crassicaudatus (greater galago)[8]
Pan paniscus (pygmy chimpanzee)[4]
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)[4]


Benin, West Tropical Africa, Africa; Cabinda, West-Central Tropical Africa, Africa; Cameroon, West-Central Tropical Africa, Africa; Congo, West-Central Tropical Africa, Africa; Equatorial Guinea, West-Central Tropical Africa, Africa; Gabon, West-Central Tropical Africa, Africa; Gulf of Guinea Is., West-Central Tropical Africa, Africa; Zaire, West-Central Tropical Africa, Africa;



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1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
3Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository.
4Jorrit 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.
5Gorilla diet in the Lopé Reserve, Gabon: A nutritional analysis; M. Elizabeth Rogers, Fiona Maisels, Elizabeth A. Williamson, Michel Fernandez, and Caroline E.G. Tutin; Oecologia (1990) 84:326-339
6Forest elephant group composition, frugivory and coastal use in the Réserve de Faune du Petit Loango, Gabon, Bethan J. Morgan and P. C. Lee, African Journal of Ecology, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp. 519 - 526
7Note on Drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) Ecology and Conservation Status in Korup National Park, Southwest Cameroon, CHRISTOS ASTARAS, MICHAEL MUHLENBERG, AND MATTHIAS WALTERT, American Journal of Primatology 69:1–7 (2007)
8Food and Feeding Habits of the Thick-Tailed Galago (Otelemur crassicaudatus) in Okomu National Park, Edo State, B.N. Ejidike, F.E. Okosodo, Journal of Fisheries International 2 (3): 231-233, 2007
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