4853.000 Bersama Fresen.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves imparipinnate; rhachis markedly winged abyssinica). Inflorescence racemose. Petals densely hairy. Fruit a woody capsule opening by 4-5 thick valves. Seeds with a conspicuous aril, both seed and aril often brightly coloured.

Worldwide: 5 species in southern tropical Africa and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Bersama abyssinica

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Other sources of information about Bersama:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Bersama
Flora of Mozambique: Bersama
Flora of Zambia: Bersama
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bersama

External websites:

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

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: Bersama.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=916, retrieved 5 December 2023

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