Aningeria pierrei
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Aningeria
A. pierrei
Binomial name
Aningeria pierrei
(A.Chev.) Aubrév. & Pellegr. (1934 publ. 1935)[2]
  • Aningeria robusta (A.Chev.) Aubrév. & Pellegr. (1934 publ. 1935)
  • Hormogyne pierrei A.Chev. (1917)
  • Malacantha robusta A.Chev. (1909)
  • Pouteria aningeri Baehni (1942)
  • Pouteria pierrei (A.Chev.) Baehni (1942)
  • Rhamnoluma robusta (A.Chev.) Baehni (1965)

Aningeria pierrei is a species of plant in the family Sapotaceae. It is a tree native to the tropical forests of west and west-central Africa, from Guinea Bissau to the western Central African Republic.[2] It is commonly known as aningré blanc, and is a source of the timber known as anigre.[1]

Aningeria pierrei is a large, deciduous tree, which grows up to 40 meters tall and with a trunk up to 150 cm in diameter. In Ghana it grows in semi-deciduous rain forest. In Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon it is most abundant in the transition between semi-deciduous forest and humid evergreen forest.[1]

Aningeria pierrei is heavily exploited for timber across parts of its range, particularly near densely-populated areas. It is threatened by habitat loss from deforestation, slash-and-burn agriculture, and urbanization. It is also susceptible to fire.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Hills, R. (2019). "Pouteria pierrei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T61966157A61966165. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T61966157A61966165.en. Retrieved 13 June 2023.
  2. ^ a b c Aningeria pierrei (A.Chev.) Aubrév. & Pellegr. Plants of the World Online, Kew Science. Accessed 12 June 2023.