3468.000 Entada Adans.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs, suffrutices or lianes, mostly unarmed (in ours) or armed (in the Mozambican E. schlechteri). Leaves 2-pinnate. Inflorescences of spikes, axillary or supra-axillary, solitary or clustered. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Calyx gamosepalous, with 5 teeth. Petals 5, free. Stamens 10. Pod with valves splitting transversely into 1-seeded segments, the segments leaving a persistent empty frame.

Worldwide: c. 30 species in tropical America, Africa and Australia

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Erebus walkeri (Walker's owl) Food plant
Entada abyssinica

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.EDescription, Image
arenaria Schinz subsp. arenaria WDescription, Image
chrysostachys (Benth.) DrakeN,W,E,SDescription, Image
rheedii Spreng.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Entada:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Entada
Flora of Caprivi: Entada
Flora of Malawi: Entada
Flora of Mozambique: Entada
Flora of Zambia: Entada

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Entada
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Entada
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Entada
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Entada
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Entada

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Entada.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=677, retrieved 25 July 2016

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