Vepris bremekampii (I.Verd.) Mziray

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Vepris bremekampii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo CL

Vepris bremekampii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo CL

Vepris bremekampii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo CL

Vepris bremekampii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo CL

Vepris bremekampii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo CL

Vepris bremekampii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo CL

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Synonyms: Toddaliopsis bremekampii I. Verd,
Common names: Wart-berry (English) Wild mandarin (English)
Frequency: Locally occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small evergreen tree, up to c. 6 m high. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets oblong-elliptic, 3.5-9 cm long, bright green above, yellow-green beneath, densely set with translucent gland dots when seen against the light, hairless; margin entire and slightly rolled under; petiole up to 4 cm long, grooved above. Infloresences terminal and axillary, about as long as the petiole of the subtending leaf. Flowers unisexual on the same inflorescence, small, creamy-white; sepals 4; stamens 8, reduced to staminodes in female flowers;ovary slightly 4-lobed, absent in male flowers. Fruit c. 1.4 cm in diameter, very wrinkled and warty like a miniature lemon, reddish brown when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: bremekampii: named after Professor Cornelis Eliza Bertus Bremekamp (1888-1984), Dutch botanist who lived and worked in Indonesia and South Africa.
Habitat: In dry woodland and scrub on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 29 January 2015
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 354. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 418. as Toddaliopsis bremekampii

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 248. as Toddaliopsis bremekampii

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 75.

Mendonça, F. A. (1963). Rutaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 205. as Toddaliopsis bremekampii

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 236 - 237. as Toddaliopsis bremekampii (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 99. as Toddaliopsis bremekampii

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 29. as Toddaliopsis bremekampii


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vepris bremekampii
African Plant Database: Vepris bremekampii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vepris bremekampii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vepris bremekampii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vepris bremekampii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vepris bremekampii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vepris bremekampii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vepris bremekampii
Plants of the World Online: Vepris bremekampii
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Wikipedia: Vepris bremekampii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Vepris bremekampii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133150, retrieved 24 October 2021

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