Annea Mackinder & Wieringa

First published in Phytotaxa 142: 3 (2013)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is W. Tropical Africa to Angola.

Descriptions

Legumes of the World. Edited by G. Lewis, B. Schrire, B. MacKinder & M. Lock. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (2005)

Habit
Shrub or tree
Ecology
Primary or secondary forest
Distribution
W and WC Africa. Guineo Congolian distribution but absent from Gabon
Note
Segregated from Hymenostegia sensu lato by Mackinder & Wieringa (2013) based on morphology and pollen differences which are supported by phylogenetic analyses. Annea is sister to the genus Scorodophloeus and one of four genera (the other two being Gabonius and Micklethwaitia) that together form the Scorodophloeus clade (Mackinder et al 2013).
[LOWO]

Uses

Use
Annea afzelii (Oliv.) Mackinder & Wieringa is used for timber (construction and implements), fuelwood, medicine and as an ornamental
[LOWO]

Sources

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Legumes of the World Online

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0