3459.000 Adenanthera L.

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970) Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1)

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees, bark greyish-brown. Leaves bipinnate; leaflets many, alternate, paired, small, margins entire. Inflorescence solitary or sometimes paired spiciform racemes, axillary, pedicels short. Flowers small, white or yellowish; sepals 5, connate, campanulate; petals 5 almost distinct or basally connate, valvate, lanceolate; stamens equal or slightly longer than petals. Fruit pods, linear, compressed, falcate, or curved or spirally twisted, longitudinally dehiscent into 2 valves. Seeds 10-100 small, hard, red or red and black.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical and sub-tropical Asia to N Australia and Polynesia.

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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pavonina L.

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Adenanthera.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2323, retrieved 25 June 2022

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