Leea guineensis G. Don

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Leea guineensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Yaekela, Central DRC © Botanic Garden Meise

Leea guineensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Yaekela, Central DRC © Botanic Garden Meise

Leea guineensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Yaekela, Central DRC © Botanic Garden Meise

Leea guineensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Yaekela, Central DRC © Botanic Garden Meise

Leea guineensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Yaekela, Central DRC © Botanic Garden Meise

Leea guineensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Yaekela, Central DRC © Botanic Garden Meise

Leea guineensis

unripe fruits
Katanga Province, DRC
Jan 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Leea guineensis

Ripe fruits with flowers and buds
Katanga Province, DRC
Jan 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree with soft-woody branches, glabrous. Leaves bipinnate or occasionally tripinnate at the base.
Type location:
Guinea
Notes: The only Zambian collection is sterile.
Derivation of specific name: guineensis: of Guinea, referring to West Africa in general.
Habitat: In swamp forest and along forest margins, often as a secondary pioneer in clearings.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, D. R. Congo, Malawi; widespread in tropical Africa and SE Asia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
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Content last updated: Thursday 4 August 2016
Literature:

Wild, H. (1966). Leeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 494 - 495. Under Leeaceae (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Leea guineensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185440, retrieved 28 May 2022

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