3834.010 Philenoptera Fenzl ex A. Rich.


Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves imparipinnate with 1 (and thus appearing simple) - 15 subopposite leaflets; stipels present at base of leaflet; terminal leaflet sometimes larger than the others. Inflorescence an irregular panicle of numerous flowers. Calyx campanulate with 5 short teeth, the upper pair of which are ± completely united. Corolla white, pink or purplish. Vexillary stamen partially connate with the other 9. Pod flattened, indehiscent, sometimes winged.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical and South Africa; Madagascar

Zambia: 6 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Achaea catella (Banded achaea)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bussei (Harms) SchrireW,C,E,SCb,Lk,SDescription, Image
eriocalyx (Harms) SchrireNN
katangensis (De Wild.) Schrire [LR-lc]N,WCb,NDescription, Image
nelsii (Schinz) SchrireB,SWDescription, Image
violacea (Klotzsch) SchrireB,N,W,C,SC,SDescription, Image
wankieënsis (Mendonça & E.P. Sousa) LockSSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Philenoptera:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Philenoptera.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=753, retrieved 2 March 2024

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