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 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.Description, Image
zeyheri (Sond.) GrubovDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Berchemia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Berchemia
Flora of Caprivi: Berchemia
Flora of Malawi: Berchemia
Flora of Mozambique: Berchemia
Flora of Zambia: Berchemia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Berchemia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Berchemia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=919, retrieved 16 June 2024

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