4193.000 Ekebergia Sparrm.

Description of the genus

Dioecious shrubs or trees. Leaves imparipinnate. Leaflets entire. Flowers (4-)5-merous, unisexual (but with little external difference between the sexes) borne in contracted panicles. Petals (4-)5, free. Staminal tube cup-shaped, filaments completely fused or ± so, without appendages; anthers usually 10, inserted on the rim of the staminal tube. Ovary 2-5(-6)-locular. Fruit a drupe with 2-4(-6), 1-seeded pyrenes.

Derivation of name: In honour of Captain Carl Gustaf Ekeberg, a pharmacist, surgeon and correspondent of Linnaeus

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Ekebergia benguelensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
benguelensis Welw. ex C.DC.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
capensis Sparrm.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Other sources of information about Ekebergia:

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Flora of Botswana: Ekebergia
Flora of Caprivi: Ekebergia
Flora of Malawi: Ekebergia
Flora of Mozambique: Ekebergia
Flora of Zambia: Ekebergia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ekebergia

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

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: Ekebergia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=818, retrieved 18 September 2020

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