5544.000 Terminalia L.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, without scales or microscopic stalked glands. Leaves spirally arranged, often crowded in terminal rosettes, sometimes on short shoots. Flowers usually in axillary spikes with male flowers towards the apex, bisexual towards base. Male flowers stalked, bisexual sessile. Petals 0. Stamens usually 10, exserted. Ovary inferior. Fruit 2-winged (in ours).

Worldwide: 150 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 13 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Coeliades pisistratus (Two-pip policeman) Larval foodplant
Trabala charon Larval foodplant
Terminalia gazensis

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brachystemma Welw. ex Hiern subsp. brachystemma N,W,CDescription, Image
brachystemma × sericea N,W,C,E
gazensis Baker f.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
mollis M.A. LawsonN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
mollis × stenostachya N,W,C
prunioides M.A. LawsonN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
randii Baker f.N,W,CDescription, Image
sambesiaca Engl. & DielsN,C,EDescription, Image
sericea Burch. ex DC.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
sericea × trichopoda N,W,C,E,S
stenostachya Engl. & DielsN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
stuhlmannii Engl.N,W,CDescription, Image
trichopoda DielsN,W,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Terminalia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Terminalia
Flora of Caprivi: Terminalia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Terminalia
Flora of Malawi: Terminalia
Flora of Mozambique: Terminalia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Terminalia
Flora of Zambia: Terminalia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Terminalia

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Terminalia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1010, retrieved 27 February 2024

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