List of Twenty Trees and their Scientific Names

The giant cotton silk tree
(Kapok tree) in Umuaja,
Delta State, Nigeria.


Twenty trees found in Nigeria and their scientific names are:

  1. Mango tree (Mangifera indica)
  2. Avocado tree (Persea americana)
  3. Rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis)
  4. Guava tree (Psidium guajava)
  5. Shea butter tree (Vitellaria paradoxa)
  6. Lemon tree (Citrus x Limon)
  7. Iroko tree (Milicia excelsa)
  8. Kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra)
  9. English walnut (Juglans regia)
  10. Indian-almond tree (Terminalia catappa)
  11. Sweet orange tree (Citrus X sinensis)
  12. Coconut tree (Cocos nucifera)
  13. Lindens (Tilia)
  14. African oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis)
  15. Raffia palm tree (Raphia)
  16. Date palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera)
  17. Neem tree (Azadirachta indica)
  18. Cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao)
  19. Bitter kola tree (Garcinia kola)
  20. Pepper fruit tree (Dennettia tripetala)

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