Terminalia (plant)

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Terminalia catappa 1.jpg
Terminalia catappa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
Genus: Terminalia
  • Badamia Gaertn.
  • Catappa Gaertn.
  • Chicharronia A.Rich.
  • Chuncoa Pav. ex Juss.
  • Fatrea Juss.
  • Gimbernatea Ruiz & Pav.
  • Hudsonia A.Rob. ex Lunan
  • Kniphofia Scop.
  • Myrobalanifera Houtt.
  • Myrobalanus Gaertn.
  • Pentaptera Roxb.
  • Ramatuela Kunth
  • Ramatuella Kunth, orth. var.
  • Resinaria Comm. ex Lam.
  • Tanibouca Aubl.
  • Vicentia Allemão

Terminalia is a genus of large trees of the flowering plant family Combretaceae, comprising nearly 300 species distributed in tropical regions of the world.[2] The genus name derives from the Latin word terminus, referring to the fact that the leaves appear at the very tips of the shoots.[3]

Selected species[edit]

Terminalia catappa flowers with a hoverfly - a close up
Terminalia porphyrocarpa foliage and flowers

There are 282 accepted Terminalia species as of April 2021 according to Plants of the World Online.[2] Selected species include:


  1. ^ a b "Genus: Terminalia L." Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2018. Retrieved 2021-04-18.
  2. ^ a b "Terminalia L." Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Terminalia catappa - Plant Finder". www.missouribotanicalgarden.org. Retrieved 18 April 2021.