3468.000 Entada Adans.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs, suffrutices or lianes, mostly unarmed (in ours) or armed (in the Mozambican E. schlechteri). Leaves 2-pinnate. Inflorescences of spikes, axillary or supra-axillary, solitary or clustered. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Calyx gamosepalous, with 5 teeth. Petals 5, free. Stamens 10. Pod with valves splitting transversely into 1-seeded segments, the segments leaving a persistent empty frame.

Worldwide: c. 30 species in tropical America, Africa and Australia

Zambia: 9 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Erebus walkeri (Walker's owl)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.B,N,W,C,SNw,Lp,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
arenaria Schinz subsp. arenaria [LR-nt]B,W,SNw,S,WDescription, Image
arenaria Schinz subsp. microcarpa (Brenan) J.Ross [NrEnd][LR-nt]B,WNwDescription, Image
bacillaris F.White var. plurijuga Brenan [DD]NN
bacillaris F. White var. bacillaris N
chrysostachys (Benth.) Drake[LR-nt]N,E,SLp,E,SDescription, Image
dolichorrhachis Brenan [End][VU]NLp,NDescription, Image
gigas (L.) Fawc. & RendleN,WNw,N
nudiflora Brenan NN

Other sources of information about Entada:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Entada
Flora of Caprivi: Entada
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Entada
Flora of Malawi: Entada
Flora of Mozambique: Entada
Flora of Zimbabwe: Entada

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Entada
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Entada
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Entada
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Entada
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Entada
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Entada
JSTOR Plant Science: Entada
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Entada
Plants of the World Online: Entada
Tropicos: Entada
Wikipedia: Entada

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Entada.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=677, retrieved 24 June 2024

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