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East African Copal
Hymenaea verrucosa Gaertner

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Fabales »  family Fabaceae - Legumes »  genus Hymenaea - hymenaea

Scientific synonyms

Trachylobium verrucosum (Gaertner) Oliver
Trachylobium mossambicense Klotzsch

Distribution

Widespread from the Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique) to Asia (India, Ceylon, Java) through the Indian Ocean (Madagascar, Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comores, Rodrigues).

Importance

Its resin is related to the formation of Malagasy copal (Poinar, 1992)

Intertaxon relationships

consumer: Iresioides ferox Thomson, 1857, Batrachorhina lateritia (Fairmaire, 1894), Batrachorhina nervulata (Fairmaire, 1894)

copal, Malagasy copal

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