1919.010 Milicia Sim

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees. Leaves pinnately-veined, densely puberulous below on the reticulate venation. Stipules semi-amplexicaul, free. Inflorescences borne in leaf axils, unisexual, with both the male and female in the form of a spike. Male flowers with 4 tepals and stamens. Female flowers: tepals 4; stigmas 2, markedly unequal; fruiting perianth enlarged and fleshy, Fruit drupaceous.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Milicia excelsa

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excelsa (Welw.) C.C. Berg[EN]E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Milicia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Milicia
Flora of Malawi: Milicia
Flora of Mozambique: Milicia
Flora of Zambia: Milicia

External websites:

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

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: Milicia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=468, retrieved 14 April 2024

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