|Author: ||Thomas Archibald Sprague, 1910
Caprivi Strip, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa,
Tree, Wooden Banana, S. African
Bottle Tree, Mountain Mahogany
This member of the Meliaceae
family was first given
this name by
Thomas Archibald Sprague in 1910 and it is found in eastern Africa. The flowers are pale green, the fruits hard and 20 centimetres
long (wooden bananas). It will raise to 30 meters, and the stem
can grow to two metres in diameter.
The genera name from Greek
entos; 'within', Greek andro; 'male' and Greek phragma;
'schreen, fence, partition' for the united filaments which produces
an urceolate tube. The
species name means 'tailed', from cauda.