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: 5 taxa.

Bersama abyssinica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica Fresen.[Agg]EDescription, Image
abyssinica Fresen. subsp. abyssinica E?Description, Image
abyssinica Fresen. subsp. engleriana (G├╝rke) F. WhiteEDescription, Image
abyssinica Fresen. subsp. nyassae (Baker f.) F. WhiteEDescription
swynnertonii Baker f.[NrEnd][LR-lc]EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Bersama:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Bersama.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=916, retrieved 22 September 2020

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