3509.000 Afzelia Sm.

Description of the genus

Trees with paripinnate leaves; leaflets subequal, mostly in 4−6 pairs, with distinct petiolules; flowers with enlarged red dorsal petal; pod thick, woody; seeds black cupped at base by the red or orange aril, and embedded in white pithy endosperm. At maturity the valves separate exposing the seeds for hornbills to extract.

Worldwide: 12 species in the Old World tropics, 2 species in the Flora Zambesiaca region, 2 species in Zambia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Afzelia quanzensis

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quanzensis Welw.[LR-lc]N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Afzelia:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Afzelia
Flora of Mozambique: Afzelia
Flora of Zambia: Afzelia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Afzelia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=687, retrieved 29 July 2014

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