3449.000 Hymenaea L.


Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007) Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2)

Description of the genus

Trees, evergreen, unarmed. Leaves with a single pair of leaflets, with pellucid gland dots; petiolules short, twisted; stipules small, early caducous. Flowers in panicles, spirally arranged on the ultimate axes; bracts concave, caducous; bracteoles 2, enclosing the young bud, imbricate, caducous; hypanthium short; sepals 4, unequal (2 + 2), imbricate; petals 5 either 3 large and 2 minute or all 5 large. Stamens 10. Ovary stipitate, ovules usually 4. Pods ovoid or ellipsoidal, the epicarp hard with numerous prominent resin-filled vesicles, indehiscent; endocarp pithy-powdery. Seeds 1–3, without areole or aril.

Worldwide: 15 species, mostly in New World tropics.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Hymenaea courbaril

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courbaril L.Description, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Hymenaea

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hymenaea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hymenaea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hymenaea
Wikipedia: Hymenaea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hymenaea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hymenaea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Hymenaea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1798, retrieved 24 January 2022

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