Monotes is a genus of flowering plants in the family Dipterocarpaceae. Its name, meaning "unity" or "uniqueness" was chosen because it was the only genus of dipterocarp then known to occur in Africa.[1] The Zambezian region is the centre of diversity for the genus.[2]

Monotes kerstingii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Subfamily: Monotoideae
Genus: Monotes
Type species
Monotes africana

The following species are accepted by The Plant List:[3]

  • Monotes adenophyllus Gilg
  • Monotes africana A.DC.
  • Monotes angolensis De Wild.
  • Monotes caloneurus Gilg
  • Monotes carrissoanus H.H.Bancr.
  • Monotes dasyanthus Gilg
  • Monotes dawei H.H.Bancr.
  • Monotes discolor R.E.Fr.
  • Monotes elegans Gilg
  • Monotes engleri Gilg
  • Monotes glandulosus Pierre
  • Monotes gossweileri De Wild.
  • Monotes hutchinsonianus Exell
  • Monotes hypoleucus (Welw.) Gilg
  • Monotes katangensis (De Wild.) De Wild.
  • Monotes kerstingii Gilg
  • Monotes loandensis Exell
  • Monotes lutambensis Verdc.
  • Monotes madagascariensis Humbert
  • Monotes magnificus Gilg
  • Monotes noldeae H.H.Bancr.
  • Monotes pearsonii H.H.Bancr.
  • Monotes redheadii P.A.Duvign.
  • Monotes rubriglans H.H.Bancr.
  • Monotes rufotomentosus Gilg
  • Monotes xasenguensis H.H.Bancr.


  1. Umberto Quattrocchi (1999). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. 3. CRC Press. p. 1772. ISBN 9780849326776.
  2. Emmanuel N. Chidumayo and Davison J. Gumbo, eds. (2010). The dry forests and woodlands of Africa: managing for products and services. Earthscan, 2010.
  3. "Monotes". The Plant List. Retrieved 22 April 2015.

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