African Plant Database

Entada rheedei Spreng.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Syst. Veg. (ed. 16) [Sprengel] 2: 325 (1825) 
Notes : "rheedii"
Information on the genus : Entada
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Entada gogo (Blanco) I. M. Johnst.
=Adenanthera gogo Blanco
=Entada monostachya DC.
=Entada pursaetha DC. (1825)
=*Entada gigas auct. Gilbert & Boutique, non (L.) Fawc. & Rendle
=*Entada phaseoloides auct. Brenan, Torre, non (L.) Merrill
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane to 75 m long with very stout stem; rhachis of leaves ending in a forked tendril; plant profusely leafy; pods enormous, straight, very woody, flat, to 2 m long x 15 cm wide.
Ecology : Rain-forest; fringing forest; evergreen bushland in Chlorophora-Albizia woodland; near sea-level to ± 600 m alt.
  S. Africa. - From India to China, the Philippines, Guam and N Australia.
  With drifting seeds.
Biol./Eco : Liana; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Forest; 0-499 m; distribution: Africa. Asia, Australasia/Pacific,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 16[1]: 150 (1975).
  • Trees Natal, Zululand & Transkei : 142 (1993).
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Record n°61573 modified 2007-03-28
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