Nauclea diderrichii

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Nauclea diderrichii
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Nauclea
Species: N. diderrichii
Binomial name
Nauclea diderrichii
(De Wild. & T.Durand) Merrill

Nauclea diderrichii is a species of plant in the Rubiaceae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

The wood of this tree is known as Bilinga, or sometimes Aloma in Germany and Opepe in England. Ir is dense and resistant to funghi and insects, and is used in marine construction.[2]


  1. African Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Zimbabwe) 1998. Nauclea diderrichii. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 August 2007
  2. CIRAD (2012-03-26). "BILINGA". Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
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