4868.000 Berchemia Neck. ex DC.

Description of the genus

Unarmed shrubs or trees. Stipules small, not spiny. Leaves alternate or opposite to subopposite, petiolate, entire, not 3-veined from the base. Cymes axillary. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous. Sepals and petals 5. Disk cup-shaped or swollen and enveloping the ovary. Ovary superior, 2-locular; ovules 1 in each loculus. Fruit a fleshy drupe. Seeds 2.

Worldwide: c. 12 species occurring in Africa, E Asia and W North America

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Berchemia discolor

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
zeyheri (Sond.) GrubovW,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Berchemia:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Berchemia
Flora of Mozambique: Berchemia
Flora of Zambia: Berchemia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Berchemia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Berchemia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Berchemia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Berchemia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Berchemia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Berchemia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=919, retrieved 16 September 2014

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