3474.000 Burkea Hook.

Description of the genus

Unarmed trees with rusty-tomentose young shoots. Stipules very small, caducous. Leaves 2-pinnate; specialised glands on petiole or rhachis 0. Leaflets alternate. Inflorescence of small flowers in an elongated, pendulous, catkin-like spike, usually aggregated into a panicle. Calyx lobes 5, ± connate below. Petals equal, 5. Stamens 10. Pod indehiscent, elliptic, flattened, coriaceous.

Derivation of name: After Joseph Burke

Worldwide: 1 species in western and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Burkea africana

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africana Hook.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Burkea
Flora of Caprivi: Burkea
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Burkea
Flora of Malawi: Burkea
Flora of Mozambique: Burkea
Flora of Zambia: Burkea

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Burkea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=679, retrieved 21 February 2024

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