4836.010 Zanha Hiern

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees. Leaves paripinnate, but often appearing imparipinnate; see the Zanha golungensis page for images showing this effect. Inflorescence a short paniculate thyrse. Sepals 4-6. Petals 0. Stamens (3-)4-7. Ovary 2-locular; loculi with 2 ovules. Fruit 1-seeded by abortion, ± drupaceous, indehiscent. Seed 1; arillode 0.

Derivation of name: origin of the name uncertain, possibly commemorating the German plant collector, Karl Herman Zahn, 1865-1940.

Worldwide: 3 species, 2 in tropical Africa and one in Madagascar.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
africana (Radlk.) ExellB,N,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
golungensis HiernNN,C,LkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Zanha:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Zanha
Flora of Malawi: Zanha
Flora of Mozambique: Zanha
Flora of Zimbabwe: Zanha

External websites:

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

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: Zanha.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=913, retrieved 20 May 2024

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