Entada rheedei Spreng.

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Entada rheedei

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Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma, Sofala.

Entada rheedei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma, Sofala.

Entada rheedei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma, Sofala.

Entada rheedei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma, Sofala.

Entada rheedei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma, Sofala.

Entada rheedei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo Camp to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

Entada rheedei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo Camp to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

Entada rheedei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo Camp to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

Entada rheedei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo Camp to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

Entada rheedei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo Camp to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

Entada rheedei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo Camp to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Entada pursaetha DC.
Entada rheedii (Spreng) incorrect spelling
Common names: Sea-bean (English)
Frequency:
Status:
Description:
Large unarmed liane, stems reaching tree size. Leaves with 1-2 pairs of pinnae; leaflets in 3-5 pairs per pinna, oblong, up to 9 × 4 cm; rhachis ending in a forked tendril. Flowers in long, axillary spikes up to 23 cm, cream to pale yellow. Pods huge, up to 2 m × 15 cm, flat but woody, breaking down into single-seeded segments, leaving the outer rim. Seeds very hard, 4.5 × 5 cm, often found washed up on beaches.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rheedei: after Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Drakenstein (1636 – 1691), colonial administrator of the Dutch East India Company and naturalist.
Habitat: In lowland forest.
Altitude range: Up to 300 m
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa. Also on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, India to China, Philippines and northern Australia.
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 15 - 16. as Entada pursaetha (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 214. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 242. As Entada pursaetha

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 45.

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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: Species information: Entada rheedei.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126520, retrieved 16 July 2024

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