4159.000 Khaya A. Juss.

Description of the genus

Monoecious trees. Leaves paripinnate. Leaflets entire. Flowers 4-5-merous, unisexual in large, much-branched panicles. Petals 4 or 5, free, somewhat hooded. Staminal tube bearing 8-10 anthers or sterile anthers towards the apex and terminated by 8-10 overlapping appendages alternating with the anthers or sterile anthers. Ovary 4-5-locular. Fruit an erect subspherical woody septifragal capsule, opening from the apex by 4-5(-6) valves. Seeds broadly transversely ellipsoid or subcircular, narrowly winged all round the margin.

Worldwide: c.7 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Khaya anthotheca

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anthotheca (Welw.) C. DC.Description, Image
grandifoliola C. DC.

Other sources of information about Khaya:

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Flora of Malawi: Khaya
Flora of Mozambique: Khaya
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Khaya
Flora of Zambia: Khaya
Flora of Zimbabwe: Khaya

External websites:

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

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: Khaya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=813, retrieved 14 April 2024

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