5544.000 Terminalia L.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, without scales or microscopic stalked glands. Leaves spirally arranged, often crowded in terminal rosettes, sometimes on short shoots. Flowers usually in axillary spikes with male flowers towards the apex, bisexual towards base. Male flowers stalked, bisexual sessile. Petals 0. Stamens usually 10, exserted. Ovary inferior. Fruit 2-winged (in ours).

Worldwide: 150 species in the tropics

Caprivi: 8 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Coeliades pisistratus (Two-pip policeman)
Trabala charon
Terminalia prunioides

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

SpeciesContent
brachystemma Welw. ex Hiern subsp. brachystemma Description, Image
brachystemma × sericea
mollis M.A. LawsonDescription, Image
prunioides M.A. LawsonDescription, Image
randii Baker f.Description, Image
sericea Burch. ex DC.Description, Image
stuhlmannii Engl.Description, Image
trichopoda DielsDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Terminalia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Terminalia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Terminalia
Flora of Malawi: Terminalia
Flora of Mozambique: Terminalia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Terminalia
Flora of Zambia: Terminalia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Terminalia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Terminalia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Terminalia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1010, retrieved 1 March 2024

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