Warburgia ugandensis longifolia Verdc. (1955 "1954":543)

Mka’nga (Kizaramo); mkaa, msokonoi (Swahili) 



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Missing (Howard et al., 2020)

Last record: 5 March 1951 (Verdcourt, 1955:543)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Rondo Plateau (=Muera Plateau), south-eastern Tanzania


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Verdcourt, B. (1955 "1954"). Notes on the tropical African Canellaceae. Kew Bulletin 9(4): 541-544.


Other references:

Clayton, W. D. (1970). Gramineae. Flora of Tropical East Africa 1: 1-176.

Howard, G., Kamau, P., Kindeketa, W., Luke, W. R. Q., Lyaruu, H. V. M., Malombe, I., Maunder, M., Mwachala, G., Njau, E.-F., Peres, Q., Schatz, G. E., Siro Masinde, P., Ssegawa, P., Wabuyele, E. and Wilkins, V. L. (2020). Warburgia ugandensis subsp. longifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T32874A2826016. Accessed on 07 July 2022.

Kayombo, E. J., Uiso, F. C., Mbwambo, Z. H. et al. (2007). Experience of initiating collaboration of traditional healers in managing HIV and AIDS in Tanzania. J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed. 3:6

Kokwaro, J. O. (2009). Medicinal Plants of East Africa. Nairobi, Kenya: East African Literature Bureau

Lovett, J. C., Ruffo, C. K., Gereau, R. E. and Taplin, J. R. D. (2006). Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania. York: Centre for Ecology Law and Policy, Environment Department, University of York.

Maroyi, Alfred. (2013). The genus Warburgia: A review of its traditional uses and pharmacology. Pharmaceutical Biology 52(3): 378-391. [table 1 lists vernacular names for this species]

Verdcourt, B. (1956). Canellaceae: Flora of Tropical East Africa. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens


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