3720.000 Millettia Wight & Arn.

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002) Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, sometimes scandent. Stipules present. Leaves imparipinnate. Leaflets opposite, with stipels. Flowers in terminal racemes or panicles, white, pink, mauve or violet. Calyx campanulate, ± 2-lipped or truncate. Petals with conspicuous standard with oblong claw. Pod flattened, coriaceous, 2-valved but often tardily dehiscent.

Derivation of name: Named for Dr J A Millett, a botanist who worked in China in 1726

Worldwide: c. 90 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 5 cultivated taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Coeliades pisistratus (Two-pip policeman) Larval foodplant
Millettia grandis

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

dura DunnImage
grandis (E. Mey.) SkeelsDescription, Image
pinnata (L.) PanigrahiDescription, Image
stuhlmannii Taub.Description, Image
thonningii (Schumach. & Thonn.) Baker

Other sources of information about Millettia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Millettia
Flora of Malawi: Millettia
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Millettia
Flora of Mozambique: Millettia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Millettia
Flora of Zambia: Millettia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Millettia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Millettia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Millettia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Millettia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Millettia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Millettia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Millettia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Millettia
JSTOR Plant Science: Millettia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Millettia
Plants of the World Online: Millettia
Tropicos: Millettia
Wikipedia: Millettia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Millettia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=730, retrieved 28 February 2024

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