3471.000 Erythrophleum Afzel. ex G. Don

Description of the genus

Unarmed trees. Stipules small, caducous. Leaves 2-pinnate; specialised glands on petiole or rhachis 0. Leaflets alternate. Inflorescence of small flowers in a pedunculate spike-like raceme, usually aggregated into a panicle. Calyx lobes 5, ± connate below. Petals equal, 5. Stamens 10; filaments often alternately long and short. Pod dehiscent, oblong or oblong-elliptic, flattened, woody.

Derivation of name: Derived from the Greek words for 'red' and 'sap', referring to the red sap of E. suaveolens

Worldwide: 9 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Erythrophleum suaveolens

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africanum (Welw. ex Benth.) HarmsN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
suaveolens (Guill. & Perr.) BrenanE,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Erythrophleum:

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

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Erythrophleum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Erythrophleum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Erythrophleum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Erythrophleum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Erythrophleum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Erythrophleum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=678, retrieved 18 July 2019

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