3. Leea guineensis G. Don VITACEAE

The name of this genus commemorates James Lee, a Scottish nurseryman, who, with Lewis Kennedy, owned one of the most important of the eighteenth-century London nurseries – The Vineyard at Hammersmith. This tropical shrub was described from Guinea in West Africa by George Don (whose father, in 1802, was briefly Superintendent of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh). The plant is now considered to be very widespread, also occurring in South and South-East Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Photograph of this accession of Leea guineensis

     

    RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
    Accession Number:19750923
    Scientific Name:Leea guineensis G.Don
    Family:Vitaceae
    Genus:Leea
    Epithet:guineensis
    Origin:Tropical Africa:Bururi:Foret de Kigwena
    Elevation:800m
    Plant:19750923A
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G52/0120
    Plant:19750923B
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19750923C
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
     Location: 55.967537826,-3.206956959