Published information on the distribution of Balanites aegyptiaca (Linnaeus) Del. was assembled and summarised as a distribution map interpreted using soil and vegetation maps of Africa and the Middle East, meteorological data and information in the ecological literature. Balanites aegyptiaca is reported from most African countries and also from the Arabian peninsula and adjacent parts of the Middle East. Within Africa the range is from Mauritania in the west to Somalia in the east and from Egypt southwards to Zimbabwe.
Forest Ecology and Management (1992) 50 (1) 1-30
Ecology of a key African multiputpose tree species, Balanites aegyptiaca (Balanitaceae): the state-of-knowledge