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Le genre Guibourtia Benn., un taxon à haute valeur commerciale et sociétale (synthèse bibliographique)
Tosso, Dji-ndé Félicien; Daïnou, Kasso; Hardy, J. Olivier et al.
2015In Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement, 19 (1)
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Keywords :
Caesalpinioideae; autecology; taxonomy; ethnobotany; population dynamics; biological preservation; silviculture; genetics; Africa
Abstract :
[en] Known as a genus of great socio-cultural and economical importance, Guibourtia Benn. includes morphologically very similar multipurpose sister species, found in various habitats with different climate and soil conditions. In many places, Guibourtia is subject to local overexploitation by forest companies and local communities. As the population density of Guibourtia species is generally very low, it may be necessary to conduct scientific investigations that will provide valuable information for the management of the populations concerned. This paper is based on an extensive literature review and summarizes the available information on the genus Guibourtia, in terms of botany, ecology, genetics, forestry and ethnobotany. Our review provided evidence that, to date, ecological and silvicultural knowledge regarding Guibourtia species is lacking and that it is very difficult to morphologically differentiate very similar sister species. In addition, we provide a new determination key for the genus Guibourtia. Based on the available information, it is difficult to assess the conservation status of these taxa. Further investigations are needed to suggest appropriate management strategies for Guibourtia. Moreover, species diversity within this genus and its distribution in various tropical biomes make it an excellent biological model for understanding the historical, biological and environmental mechanisms that explain the diversity of tropical moist forests.
Disciplines :
Biochemistry, biophysics & molecular biology
Author, co-author :
Tosso, Dji-ndé Félicien ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Laboratoire de Foresterie des régions trop. et subtropicales
Daïnou, Kasso  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Laboratoire de Foresterie des régions trop. et subtropicales
Hardy, J. Olivier;  Biologie des organismes > Evolution Biologique et Ecologie
Sinsin, Brice;  Université d'Abomey-Calavi > Laboratoire d'Ecologie Appliquée
Doucet, Jean-Louis ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Laboratoire de Foresterie des régions trop. et subtropicales
Language :
French
Title :
Le genre Guibourtia Benn., un taxon à haute valeur commerciale et sociétale (synthèse bibliographique)
Alternative titles :
[en] Guibourtia Benn.: a high conservation value genus. A review
Publication date :
2015
Journal title :
Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement
ISSN :
1370-6233
eISSN :
1780-4507
Publisher :
Presses Agronomiques de Gembloux, Gembloux, Belgium
Volume :
19
Issue :
1
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Funders :
F.R.S.-FNRS - Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique [BE]
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