Brya P. Browne

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, erect, prickly, deciduous. Stipules spinescent and persistent, or inconspicuous and caduceus. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets 1-many, but usually trifoliate, fascicled or clustered. Inflorescence cymes of fascicles, few flowered, short axillary or terminal; bracts or bracteoles small and persistent. Flowers usually yellow; calyx lobes sub-equal or lower lobe longer; keel incurved, blunt; wings falcate-oblong. Fruit pods, sessile or shortly stalked, with 1-2 broad, flat indehiscent joints; upper joint usually sterile, lower suture curved. Seeds reniform.

Worldwide: 12 species from the West Indies and especially Cuba

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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ebenus (L.) DC.

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brya
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brya
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Brya
Wikipedia: Brya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brya
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brya

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Brya., retrieved 21 September 2021

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