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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Sapindales

Familia: Meliaceae
Subfamilia: Melioideae
Tribus: Guareeae
Genus: Leplaea
Species: Leplaea thompsonii

Leplaea thompsonii (Sprague & Hutch.) E.J.M.Koenen & Wilde, Pl. Ecol. Evol. 145(2): 230. (2012)

Guarea thompsonii Sprague & Hutch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1906(7): 245. (1906)
Guarea letestui Pellegr., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 86: 153. (1939)
Guarea oyemensis Pellegr., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 86: 152. (1939)

Primary references

Koenen, E.J. & de Wilde, J.J. 2012. A taxonomic revision of the reinstated genus Leplaea and the newly recognized genus Neoguarea (Meliaceae, Sapindales): the exclusion of Guarea from Africa. Plant Ecology and Evolution 145(2): 209-241. DOI: 10.5091/plecevo.2012.656 Open access Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Leplaea thompsonii in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Jan. 31. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. Leplaea thompsonii. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Jan. 31. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Leplaea thompsonii. Published online. Accessed: Jan. 31 2021. 2021. Leplaea thompsonii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 31 Jan. 2021.

Leplaea thompsonii or Guarea thompsonii, also called black guarea or dark bossé, is a species of plant in the family Meliaceae. It is found in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria. It is threatened by habitat loss.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre (2017). "Leplaea thompsonii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T32232A118193255.

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