3509.000 Afzelia Sm.

Description of the genus

Trees with paripinnate leaves; leaflets subequal, mostly in 4−6 pairs, with distinct petiolules; flowers with enlarged red dorsal petal; pod thick, woody; seeds black cupped at base by the red or orange aril, and embedded in white pithy endosperm. At maturity the valves separate exposing the seeds for hornbills to extract.

Derivation of name: for Adam Afzelius (1750-1837), Swedish botanist and plant collector in West Africa.

Worldwide: 12 species in the Old World tropics, 2 species in the Flora Zambesiaca region, 2 species in Zambia.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Afzelia quanzensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
quanzensis Welw.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Afzelia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Afzelia
Flora of Caprivi: Afzelia
Flora of Malawi: Afzelia
Flora of Zambia: Afzelia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Afzelia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Afzelia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Afzelia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=687, retrieved 5 August 2020

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