Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1897
Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1892.
Lannea minimifolia, Cufod.
This member of the Anacardiaceae
family was described by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1897. It is found in Kenya,
Somalia and Tanzania, growing in a
well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The multi stems
can grow to 20 centimetres from a 35 centimetre centre, the whole
bush from two to six meters in height. The flowers are whitish.
The genera name from the Latin
Ilana, which refers to the woolly hairy surface of the
young leaves of the tree. The species name means 'winged' or 'with
The roots should be
covered in wool-like hairs, made of modified cork cells. Should be
good for a madras!