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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Irvingiaceae
Genus: Desbordesia
Species: D. glaucescens

Desbordesia Pierre ex Tiegh., 1905
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Tropical Africa
Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Zaïre

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Pierre, J.B.L., 1905. Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 9, 1: 289

Additional references

Govaerts, R.H.A. 2000. World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141. [unavailable to the public] Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Desbordesia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Feb 28. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2022. Desbordesia. 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. 2022. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Feb 28. Reference page. 2022. Desbordesia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 28 Feb 2022.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Desbordesia. Published online. Accessed: Feb 28 2022.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Desbordesia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names

Desbordesia is a group of African trees in the family Irvingiaceae, described as a genus in 1905.[3][4] There is only one known species, Desbordesia glaucescens, native to central Africa (Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo).[2]

Tropicos, search for Desbordesia
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Pierre, Jean Baptiste Louis & Tieghem, Philippe Édouard Léon van. 1905. Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, série 9 1: 289
Tropicos, Desbordesia Pierre & Tiegh.

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