3720.000 Millettia Wight & Arn.

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002) Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, sometimes scandent. Stipules present. Leaves imparipinnate. Leaflets opposite, with stipels. Flowers in terminal racemes or panicles, white, pink, mauve or violet. Calyx campanulate, ± 2-lipped or truncate. Petals with conspicuous standard with oblong claw. Pod flattened, coriaceous, 2-valved but often tardily dehiscent.

Derivation of name: Named for Dr J A Millett, a botanist who worked in China in 1726

Worldwide: c. 90 species in the Old World tropics

Mozambique: 10 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Coeliades pisistratus (Two-pip policeman)
Millettia mossambicensis

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bussei HarmsN
ebenifera J.E. Burrows & Lötter[End]GI,M
eetveldeana (Micheli) Hauman var. brevistipellata (De Wild.) HaumanN
impressa Harms subsp. goetzeana (Harms) J.B. GillettN
lasiantha DunnZ
makondensis Harms[NrEnd]N
mossambicensis J.B. Gillett[End][LR-nt]N,MSDescription, Image
stuhlmannii Taub.N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
usaramensis Taub. subsp. australis J.B. GillettN,MS,GIDescription, Image
usaramensis Taub. subsp. usaramensis N,Z

Other sources of information about Millettia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Millettia
Flora of Malawi: Millettia
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Millettia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Millettia
Flora of Zambia: Millettia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Millettia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Millettia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Millettia

External websites:

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

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: Millettia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=730, retrieved 2 December 2023

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