3469.000 Parkia R. Br.

Description of the genus

Unarmed trees; leaves 2-pinnate; flowers in large compact heads shaped like light bulbs on lengths of flex, adapted for pollination by bats; pods strap shaped.

Worldwide: A genus of about 30 species, 3 in mainland Africa, 16 in America.

Mozambique: 2 cultivated taxa.

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biglandulosa Wight & Arn.
biglobosa (Jacq.) Benth.

Other sources of information about Parkia:

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Flora of Malawi: Parkia
Flora of Mozambique: Parkia
Flora of Zambia: Parkia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Parkia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2270, retrieved 24 April 2024

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