Bersama abyssinica Fresen.
subsp. engleriana (Gürke) F. White

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Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana

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Along road between Kaperekeza turn-off and Chelinda, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Bersama englerana Gürke
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Status: Native
Description:
See Bersama abyssinica for general description details. This subspecies differs in the rhachis being winged, undersides of the leaves mostly hairless or with a few hairs on the midrib and lateral veins and the leaflets with the margins entire or deeply toothed. The flowers are generally larger with petals up to 18 mm long and the calyx with golden hairs or pink-tinged.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia);
engleriana: after Dr Prof Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler (1844-1930), German Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Berlin, who promoted botanical exploration in Africa
Habitat: In evergreen thicket and forest, sometimes in fire-protected Brachystegia woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 November 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 210.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 542. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 257. As Bersama abyssinica englerana

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 62.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 122.

White, F. (1966). Melianthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 545 - 546. As Bersama abyssinica englerana


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Flora of Malawi: Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana
Flora of Mozambique: Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana
Flora of Zambia: Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bersama abyssinica
African Plant Database: Bersama abyssinica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Bersama abyssinica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bersama abyssinica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bersama abyssinica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bersama abyssinica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bersama abyssinica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bersama abyssinica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Bersama abyssinica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bersama abyssinica
Ispot Southern Africa: Bersama abyssinica
JSTOR Plant Science: Bersama abyssinica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bersama abyssinica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bersama abyssinica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bersama abyssinica
Tropicos: Bersama abyssinica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137560, retrieved 19 November 2018

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