5544.000 Terminalia L.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, without scales or microscopic stalked glands. Leaves spirally arranged, often crowded in terminal rosettes, sometimes on short shoots. Flowers usually in axillary spikes with male flowers towards the apex, bisexual towards base. Male flowers stalked, bisexual sessile. Petals 0. Stamens usually 10, exserted. Ovary inferior. Fruit 2-winged (in ours).

Worldwide: 150 species in the tropics

Mozambique: 13 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Coeliades pisistratus (Two-pip policeman)
Trabala charon
Terminalia sericea

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
boivinii Tul.N,Z,GI
brachystemma Welw. ex Hiern subsp. brachystemma N,T,MSDescription, Image
brachystemma × sericea N,Z,T,MS
catappa L.N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
gazensis Baker f.N,MSDescription, Image
gazensis × sambesiaca ? N
phanerophlebia Engl. & DielsGI,M
prunioides M.A. LawsonT,GI,MDescription, Image
sambesiaca Engl. & DielsN,T,MSDescription, Image
sericea Burch. ex DC.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
stenostachya Engl. & DielsN,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
stuhlmannii Engl.TDescription, Image
trichopoda DielsT,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Terminalia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Terminalia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1010, retrieved 28 March 2023

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