8281.000 Burchellia R. Br.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves shortly petiolate, leathery; stipules deciduous. Flowers in many-flowered clusters. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes longer than the tube, hairy. Corolla orange to dark red, hairy; 5-lobed, lobes much shorter than the tube. Fruit a round berry, crowned with a persistent calyx. Seeds many, somewhat compressed.

Derivation of name: after William John Burchell, 1781–1863, English explorer, who collected plants in South Africa between 1810 and 1815.

Worldwide: 1 species in South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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bubalina (L.f.) Sims

Other sources of information about Burchellia:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Burchellia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Burchellia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Burchellia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Burchellia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Burchellia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Burchellia
JSTOR Plant Science: Burchellia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Burchellia
Plants of the World Online: Burchellia
Tropicos: Burchellia
Wikipedia: Burchellia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Burchellia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1809, retrieved 1 June 2023

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