4563.000 Lannea A.Rich.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs or suffrutices, with the young parts and inflorescences stellately tomentose. Milky latex intermittently present in a few species. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate or 3-foliolate, rarely 1-foliolate (and thus appearing simple), entire, sometimes with domatia. Panicles terminal or axillary, ± branched and pyramidal or spike-like. Male flowers: calyx 4-partite; petals 4; stamens 8. Female flowers: calyx and petals similar to males; staminodes present; ovary 4-locular; styles 3-4. Drupe obovoid or ovoid.

Derivation of name: derived from Latin = wool; the young parts are densely hairy.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical Africa and Indomalesia.

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Lannea discolor

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
discolor (Sond.) Engl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
edulis (Sond.) Engl. var. edulis N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
edulis (Sond.) Engl. var. glabrescens (Engl.) Burtt DavyN,W,C
humilis (Oliv.) Engl.N,C
schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. var. stuhlmannii (Engl.) KokwaroN,W,E,SDescription, Image
schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. var. tomentosa (Dunkley) KokwaroN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl.[Agg]N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lannea:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Lannea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=880, retrieved 30 May 2024

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