Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baill.

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Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along track up Serra Vumba, Manica

Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutandani River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutandani River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutandani River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mitzeerie (English)
Frequency: Common in high rainfall areas
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree, evergreen or deciduous. Young branchlets often with spines, occasionally blunt thorns are still present on older branches. Leaves elliptic to obovate, glossy dark green, paler below; young leaves often purplish. Flowers unisexual on the same tree, very small, yellow-green, in axillary clusters. Fruit an ellipsoid berry, blackish when ripe, edible and sweet.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: micrantha: small-flowered
Habitat: In riverine forest, woodland and along forest margins.
Altitude range: 300 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa to the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Also in RĂ©union.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,M
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Abantis paradisea (Food plant)
Anaphe reticulata (Larval foodplant)
Charaxes castor flavifasciatus (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Monday 23 March 2015
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 251.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 20 - 21.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 35.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 85.

Other sources of information about Bridelia micrantha:

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Flora of Malawi: Bridelia micrantha
Flora of Zambia: Bridelia micrantha
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bridelia micrantha

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Bridelia micrantha.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134700, retrieved 24 November 2017

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