3509.000 Afzelia Sm.

Description of the genus

Trees with paripinnate leaves; leaflets subequal, mostly in 4−6 pairs, with distinct petiolules; flowers with enlarged red dorsal petal; pod thick, woody; seeds black cupped at base by the red or orange aril, and embedded in white pithy endosperm. At maturity the valves separate exposing the seeds for hornbills to extract.

Worldwide: 12 species in the Old World tropics, 2 species in the Flora Zambesiaca region, 2 species in Zambia

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
peturei De Wild. WNw
quanzensis Welw.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,Lp,N,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Afzelia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Afzelia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Afzelia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Afzelia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Afzelia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Afzelia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Afzelia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=687, retrieved 22 July 2019

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