3468.000 Entada Adans.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs, suffrutices or lianes, mostly unarmed (in ours) or armed (in the Mozambican E. schlechteri). Leaves 2-pinnate. Inflorescences of spikes, axillary or supra-axillary, solitary or clustered. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Calyx gamosepalous, with 5 teeth. Petals 5, free. Stamens 10. Pod with valves splitting transversely into 1-seeded segments, the segments leaving a persistent empty frame.

Worldwide: c. 30 species in tropical America, Africa and Australia

Mozambique: 6 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Erebus walkeri (Walker's owl)
Entada abyssinica

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
chrysostachys (Benth.) DrakeN,MSDescription, Image
mossambicensis Torre[End]N
rheedei Spreng.N,Z,MS,MDescription, Image
stuhlmannii (Taub.) Harms[NrEnd]N
wahlbergii Harv.GI,MDescription

Other sources of information about Entada:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Entada
Flora of Caprivi: Entada
Flora of Malawi: Entada
Flora of Zambia: Entada
Flora of Zimbabwe: Entada

External websites:

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

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: Entada.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=677, retrieved 22 September 2023

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