3468.000 Entada Adans.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs, suffrutices or lianes, mostly unarmed (in ours) or armed (in the Mozambican E. schlechteri). Leaves 2-pinnate. Inflorescences of spikes, axillary or supra-axillary, solitary or clustered. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Calyx gamosepalous, with 5 teeth. Petals 5, free. Stamens 10. Pod with valves splitting transversely into 1-seeded segments, the segments leaving a persistent empty frame.

Worldwide: c. 30 species in tropical America, Africa and Australia

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Erebus walkeri (Walker's owl) Food plant
Entada abyssinica

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.EDescription, Image
arenaria Schinz subsp. arenaria WDescription, Image
chrysostachys (Benth.) DrakeN,W,E,SDescription, Image
rheedei Spreng.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Entada:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Entada
Flora of Caprivi: Entada
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Entada
Flora of Malawi: Entada
Flora of Mozambique: Entada
Flora of Zambia: Entada

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Entada.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=677, retrieved 3 December 2023

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