Lovoa trichilioides

Lovoa trichilioides, also called African walnut, Congowood, dibetou or tigerwood, is a species of plant in the family Meliaceae. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda. It is threatened by habitat loss. 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.[1]

Lovoa trichilioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Lovoa
L. trichilioides
Binomial name
Lovoa trichilioides


  1. Barstow, M. (2018). "Lovoa trichilioides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T33057A110072571. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T33057A110072571.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.

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