Leea guineensis G. Don

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Leea guineensis

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

Leea guineensis

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

Leea guineensis

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

Leea guineensis

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

Leea guineensis

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

Leea guineensis

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

Leea guineensis

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

Leea guineensis

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree with soft-wooded, hairless branches. Leaves compound, mostly 2-pinnate, sometimes 3-pinnate at the base; rhachis with reddish swellings at the insertion of the pinnae; pinnae up to 5, imparipinnate mostly with 3-5 leaflets; leaflets elliptic, pointed at the apex, 4-20 cm long, hairless or pubescent on the veins beneath, somewhat discolorous; margin toothed; petiole c. 12 cm long. Inflorescences usually 2-branched up to 20 cm in diameter; branches reddish. Flowers globose in bud, 2-5 mm in diameter, red outside, orange or yellowish inside. Fruit up to 8 mm in diameter, hairless with a persistent calyx, red turning black when ripe.
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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.
Malawi distribution: N
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Content last updated: Monday 11 January 2016
Literature:

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Leea guineensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Leea guineensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leea guineensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Leea guineensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leea guineensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leea guineensis
Plants of the World Online: Leea guineensis
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Wikipedia: Leea guineensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Leea guineensis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185440, retrieved 14 August 2022

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