Isoberlinia doka


Isoberlinia doka

Taxobox
name = "Isoberlinia"
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Fabales
familia = Fabaceae
subfamilia = Caesalpinioideae
tribus = Detarieae
genus = "Isoberlinia"
species = "I. doka"
binomial = "Isoberlinia doka"
binomial_authority = Craib & Stapf
synonyms =

"Isoberlinia doka" is a hardwood tree native to a African tropical savannas and Guinean forest-savanna mosaic dry forests where it can form single species stands. [cite book|last=Baker|first=Kathleen M.|title=Indigenous Land Management in West Africa: An Environmental Balancing Act (Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies)|date=2000|publisher=Oxford University Press|isbn=0198233930] The tree is exploited for its economic value as a commercial timber. The leaves and shoots of the tree dominate the diet of the Giant Eland in its range. [cite book|last=Kingdon|first=Jonathan|title=East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa|date=1984|publisher=University of Chicago Press|isbn=0226437183] The tree is a host plant for "Anaphe moloneyi" (superfamily Thaumetopoeidae) one of the caterpillars that produces a wild silk, sayan, local to parts of Nigeria. [cite book|last=Kriger|first=Colleen E.|title=Cloth in West African History|date=2006|publisher=AltaMira Press|isbn=0759104220]

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