Vitellaria paradoxa Gaertner f.

Common name

English: Bambuk Butter, Shea Butter

German: Sheabutter

Portuguese: Carit├ę


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Ericales (34)

        Family: Sapotaceae (6) (family description)

          Genus: Vitellaria (1)

           Epithet: paradoxa Gaertner f. (1)

Synonym: Butyrospermum parkii (G. Don) Kotschy

paradoxa => not of the expected

parkii => in honor of Mungo Park (1771-1806), Scottish explorer of the African continent


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

External links

Check for Vitellaria paradoxa at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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