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Common name

English: African Peach

Portuguese: Madronha


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Gentianales (113)

        Family: Rubiaceae (62)(family description)

          Genus: Sarcocephalus (1)

            Epithet: latifolius (Sm.) E.A.Bruce (2)

Synonyms: Cephalina esculenta (Afzel. ex Sabine) Schumach. & Thonn., Nauclea esculenta (Afzel. ex Sabine) Merr., Nauclea latifolia Sm., Nauclea sambucina T.Winterb., Sarcocephalus esculentus Afzel. ex Sabine

esculenta => edible, fit for human food

esculentus => edible, fit for human food

latifolia => with broad leaves

latifolius => with broad leaves

sambucina => elder-like, resembling Sambucus


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: yellow, beige, white

External links

Check for Sarcocephalus latifolius at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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