4195.000 Trichilia P. Browne

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees. Leaves imparipinnate. Flowers unisexual, but male and female flowers appearing little different, borne in congested cymes (in ours). Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5, free. Filaments 10, united in the lower half with anthers inserted between a pair of triangular appendages. Ovary 2-3(-4)-locular. Stigma capitate. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds large, almost completely covered (in ours) by a bright red aril.

Derivation of name: from tricheilos, 3-lipped or tricha, in threes, referring to the 3-locular fruit

Worldwide: 84 species in the tropics of America and Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Trichilia dregeana

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

dregeana Sond.Description, Image
emetica Vahl subsp. emetica Description, Image

Other sources of information about Trichilia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Trichilia
Flora of Caprivi: Trichilia
Flora of Malawi: Trichilia
Flora of Mozambique: Trichilia
Flora of Zambia: Trichilia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Trichilia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Trichilia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=819, retrieved 27 March 2023

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