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Entada africana fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Genus: Entada

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  • Entadopsis Britton
  • Gigalobium P. Browne
  • Perima Raf.
  • Pusaetha Kuntze
  • Strepsilobus Raf.
Entada abyssinica - MHNT
Entada africana- MHNT
Entada polyphylla - MHNT

Entada is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, subfamily Mimosoideae. It consists of some 30 species of trees, shrubs and tropical lianas. About 21 species are known from Africa, six from Asia, two from the American tropics and one with a pantropical distribution. They have compound leaves and produce exceptionally large seedpods of up to 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) long. Their seeds are buoyant and survive lengthy journeys via rivers and ocean currents, to eventually wash up on tropical beaches.


The following species have been accepted:[2]


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