4563.000 Lannea A.Rich.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs or suffrutices, with the young parts and inflorescences stellately tomentose. Milky latex intermittently present in a few species. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate or 3-foliolate, rarely 1-foliolate (and thus appearing simple), entire, sometimes with domatia. Panicles terminal or axillary, ± branched and pyramidal or spike-like. Male flowers: calyx 4-partite; petals 4; stamens 8. Female flowers: calyx and petals similar to males; staminodes present; ovary 4-locular; styles 3-4. Drupe obovoid or ovoid.

Derivation of name: derived from Latin = wool; the young parts are densely hairy.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical Africa and Indomalesia.

Zambia: 14 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
antiscorbutica (Hiern) Engl.Cb,Lp,WDescription
asymmetrica R.E.Fr. N
discolor (Sond.) Engl.B,N,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,S,WDescription, Image
edulis (Sond.) Engl. var. edulis B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
edulis (Sond.) Engl. var. glabrescens (Engl.) Burtt DavyNw,N,W
gossweileri Exell & Mendonça var. gossweileri W
gossweileri Exell & Mendonça var. tomentella R.Fern. & A.Fern.[DD]Nw,N,W
humilis (Oliv.) Engl.N,E
katangensis Van der Veken Mc,E
schimperi (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl.[DD]B,NN,W
schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. var. stuhlmannii (Engl.) KokwaroB,N,W,CWDescription, Image
schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. var. tomentosa (Dunkley) KokwaroB,E,SE,S,WDescription, Image
schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl.[Agg]Image
virgata R.Fern. & A.Fern. [LR-lc]Nw,W

Other sources of information about Lannea:

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

External websites:

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

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: Lannea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=880, retrieved 25 April 2024

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