3449.000 Hymenaea L.


Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007) Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2)

Description of the genus

Trees, evergreen, unarmed. Leaves with a single pair of leaflets, with pellucid gland dots; petiolules short, twisted; stipules small, early caducous. Flowers in panicles, spirally arranged on the ultimate axes; bracts concave, caducous; bracteoles 2, enclosing the young bud, imbricate, caducous; hypanthium short; sepals 4, unequal (2 + 2), imbricate; petals 5 either 3 large and 2 minute or all 5 large. Stamens 10. Ovary stipitate, ovules usually 4. Pods ovoid or ellipsoidal, the epicarp hard with numerous prominent resin-filled vesicles, indehiscent; endocarp pithy-powdery. Seeds 1–3, without areole or aril.

Worldwide: 15 species, mostly in New World tropics.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Hymenaea verrucosa

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
verrucosa Gaertn.N,Z,MS,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hymenaea:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Hymenaea

External websites:

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

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: Hymenaea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1798, retrieved 7 June 2023

Site software last modified: 12 October 2020 11:11pm
Terms of use