3834.010 Philenoptera Fenzl ex A. Rich.

LONCHOCARPUS Kunth

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves imparipinnate with 1 (and thus appearing simple) - 15 subopposite leaflets; stipels present at base of leaflet; terminal leaflet sometimes larger than the others. Inflorescence an irregular panicle of numerous flowers. Calyx campanulate with 5 short teeth, the upper pair of which are ± completely united. Corolla white, pink or purplish. Vexillary stamen partially connate with the other 9. Pod flattened, indehiscent, sometimes winged.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical and South Africa; Madagascar

Caprivi: 2 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Achaea catella (Banded achaea)
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SpeciesContent
nelsii (Schinz) SchrireDescription, Image
violacea (Klotzsch) SchrireDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Philenoptera:

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Flora of Botswana: Philenoptera
Flora of Malawi: Philenoptera
Flora of Mozambique: Philenoptera
Flora of Zambia: Philenoptera
Flora of Zimbabwe: Philenoptera
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Philenoptera

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Philenoptera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Philenoptera
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Philenoptera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Philenoptera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Philenoptera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Philenoptera.
http://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=753, retrieved 17 October 2017

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