Isoberlinia doka

Isoberlinia doka is a hardwood tree native to African tropical savannas and Guinean forest-savanna mosaic dry forests where it can form single species stands.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Isoberlinia doka
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Dry forest of Isoberlinia doka in Comoé-Léraba Reserve, Burkina Faso
Scientific classification
I. doka
Binomial name
Isoberlinia doka


  1. ^ Contu, S. (2012). "Isoberlinia doka". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  2. ^ Baker, Kathleen M. (2000). Indigenous Land Management in West Africa: An Environmental Balancing Act (Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies). Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-823393-0.
  3. ^ Kingdon, Jonathan (1984). East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-43718-3.
  4. ^ Kriger, Colleen E. (2006). Cloth in West African History. AltaMira Press. ISBN 0-7591-0422-0.

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