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. 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.

Malawi: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
discolor (Sond.) Engl.N,C,SDescription, Image
edulis (Sond.) Engl. var. edulis C,SDescription, Image
schimperi (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl.S
schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. var. stuhlmannii (Engl.) KokwaroSDescription, Image
schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. var. tomentosa (Dunkley) KokwaroC,SDescription, Image
schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl.[Agg]Description, Image

Other sources of information about Lannea:

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Flora of Botswana: Lannea
Flora of Caprivi: Lannea
Flora of Mozambique: Lannea
Flora of Zambia: Lannea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lannea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lannea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lannea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lannea
Wikipedia: Lannea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lannea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lannea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Lannea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=880, retrieved 25 March 2023

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