4919.000 Leea L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs, small trees, scramblers or rarely large perennial herbs, stems unarmed or with rows of prickles, tendrils absent. Stipules sheathing petiole margins with conspicuous persistent or caducous stipular wings. Leaves 1-4 pinnate to tri-foliate or simple; leaflet margins crenate, serrate or dentate, teeth with small glandular apex; glands abaxially. Inflorescence paniculate, often corymbiform, terminal or axillary, erect or pendulous. Flowers 4 or 5-merous; calyx campanuoate, lobes triangular, tips glandular; petals valvate, reflexed at anthesis, basally connate; floral disk tubular. Fruit berries, rather dry, depressed, sub-globose, purple, black or orange. Seeds endotestal, endosperm ruminate with roughly 5 ingrowths.

Worldwide: Species 34, widespread in tropical and sub-tropical Asia to Australia, 2 species in Africa and Madagascar.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Leea guineensis

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guineensis G. DonNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Leea:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Leea
Flora of Zambia: Leea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Leea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Leea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1893, retrieved 25 February 2024

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