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, sometimes with domatia. 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.

Botswana: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
discolor (Sond.) Engl.N,SEDescription, Image
edulis (Sond.) Engl. var. edulis Description, Image
gossweileri Exell & Mendon├ža var. gossweileri
schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. var. stuhlmannii (Engl.) KokwaroDescription, Image
schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. var. tomentosa (Dunkley) KokwaroN,SEDescription, Image
schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl.[Agg]Description, Image

Other sources of information about Lannea:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Lannea
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Lannea
Flora of Malawi: Lannea
Flora of Mozambique: Lannea
Flora of Zambia: Lannea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lannea

External websites:

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

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 Botswana: Genus page: Lannea.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=880, retrieved 17 June 2024

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