2179.010 Berlinianche (Harms) Vattimo-Gil


Description of the genus

Minute parasitic plants borne within the branches of woody legumes (specifically Julbernardia and Brachystegia). Flowers unisexual, appearing only on smaller branches of the host. Perianth segments 4-12, free, persistent. Male flowers: stamen filaments connate into a column around a central column; the column bearing an apical disk fringed with papillae and surrounded by sessile anthers. Female flowers: ovary inferior bearing a fleshy disk; style short with capitate stigma. Fruit a spherical berry, surrounded by persistent bracts and perianth segments.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Berlinianche aethiopica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aethiopica (Welw.) Vattimo-GilN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Berlinianche:

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Flora of Malawi: Berlinianche
Flora of Mozambique: Berlinianche
Flora of Zambia: Berlinianche

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Berlinianche.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=511, retrieved 29 October 2020

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