Description of the genus
Dioecious trees. Leaves pinnately-veined, densely puberulous below on the reticulate venation. Stipules semi-amplexicaul, free.
Inflorescences borne in leaf axils, unisexual, with both the male and female in the form of a spike. Male flowers with 4 tepals and stamens. Female flowers: tepals 4; stigmas 2, markedly unequal; fruiting perianth enlarged and fleshy, Fruit drupaceous.
Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa
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Other sources of information about Milicia:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): MiliciaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: MiliciaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for MiliciaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): MiliciaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Milicia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=468, retrieved 20 June 2013