Description of the genus
Trees, shrubs or subshrubs, glabrous. Bark with yellow pigment present beneath. Stipules laciniate or deeply divided into linear segments,
markedly longitudinally striate, persistent on first year shoots. Leaves petiolate; midrib raised on both the
upper and lower leaf surfaces; venation with characteristic ascending primary laterals linked by secondary laterals.
Worldwide: 6-7 species in the Old World tropics
Other sources of information about Brackenridgea:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): BrackenridgeaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: BrackenridgeaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for BrackenridgeaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): BrackenridgeaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Brackenridgea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=958, retrieved 24 May 2013