Bersama abyssinica Fresen.[Agg]

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Bersama abyssinica

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Nhamadzi River, lower Chimanimani Mts.

Bersama abyssinica

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Nhamadzi River, lower Chimanimani Mts.

Bersama abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nharizengere River near Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Bersama abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nharizengere River near Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Bersama abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nharizengere River near Zebra Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Winged bersama (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Medium-sized evergreen tree. Leaves pinnate with 5 - 10 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet. The central rhachis is distinctly winged. The leaflet margins may be entire or toothed. Flowers in spike-like inflorescences, greenish to cream. Fruit a velvety spherical capsule, splitting into 4 valves, revealing bright red seeds.
Notes: This record covers all subspecies combined.
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: Along streams, in wooded ravines and at the margins of evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Also Angola, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Anthene definita definita (Larval foodplant)
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Content last updated: Tuesday 2 June 2015
Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 28.

Other sources of information about Bersama abyssinica:

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

External websites:

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
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
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 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Bersama abyssinica.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164510, retrieved 23 November 2017

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