EPPO Global Database

Sclerocarya birrea(SLCBB)

Code created in: 2004-04-18

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: SLCBB
  • Preferred name: Sclerocarya birrea
  • Authority: (A. Richard) Hochstetter


Western Africa, Sahel to Zaïre and Tanzania. Fruits are used to make a fermented beverage, and nuts to yield oil

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Poupartia birrea (A. Richard) Aubreville
Sclerocarya birrea subsp. birrea (A. Richard) Hochstetter
Spondias birrea A. Richard

Common names
Name Language
cider tree English
marula English
nguna French
prunier d'Afrique French
sclérocarya à bière French