3471.000 Erythrophleum Afzel. ex G. Don

Description of the genus

Unarmed trees. Stipules small, caducous. Leaves 2-pinnate; specialised glands on petiole or rhachis 0. Leaflets alternate. Inflorescence of small flowers in a pedunculate spike-like raceme, usually aggregated into a panicle. Calyx lobes 5, ± connate below. Petals equal, 5. Stamens 10; filaments often alternately long and short. Pod dehiscent, oblong or oblong-elliptic, flattened, woody.

Derivation of name: Derived from the Greek words for 'red' and 'sap', referring to the red sap of E. suaveolens

Worldwide: 9 species in the Old World tropics

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
africanum (Welw. ex Benth.) HarmsB,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
suaveolens (Guill. & Perr.) BrenanN,W,C,SNw,Lp,N,C Description, Image

Other sources of information about Erythrophleum:

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

External websites:

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

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: Erythrophleum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=678, retrieved 27 May 2024

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