4195.000 Trichilia P. Browne

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees. Leaves imparipinnate. Flowers unisexual, but male and female flowers appearing little different, borne in congested cymes (in ours). Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5, free. Filaments 10, united in the lower half with anthers inserted between a pair of triangular appendages. Ovary 2-3(-4)-locular. Stigma capitate. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds large, almost completely covered (in ours) by a bright red aril.

Derivation of name: from tricheilos, 3-lipped or tricha, in threes, referring to the 3-locular fruit

Worldwide: 84 species in the tropics of America and Africa

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capitata KlotzschSDescription, Image
dregeana Sond.N,C,SDescription, Image
emetica Vahl subsp. emetica N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Trichilia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Trichilia
Flora of Caprivi: Trichilia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Trichilia
Flora of Mozambique: Trichilia
Flora of Zambia: Trichilia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Trichilia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Trichilia

External websites:

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

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: Trichilia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=819, retrieved 22 July 2024

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