3440.000 Enterolobium Mart.

Description of the genus

Unarmed trees. Leaves alternate, 2-pinnate. Flowers numerous, borne in heads, these solitary, clustered or racemose. Flowers whitish. Stamens many, exserted, united at the base. Fruit a flat curved indehiscent pod.

Related to Albizia, but our species of Enterolobium is easily separated from our species of Albizia by the coiled black pods.

Worldwide: 5 species occurring in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Enterolobium contortisiliquum

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contortisiliquum (Vell.) MorongDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Enterolobium:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Enterolobium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1802, retrieved 6 December 2021

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