Harrisonia R. Br. ex A. Juss.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs; the trunk sometimes with corky bosses bearing prickles; branches bearing spiny stipules. Leaves imparipinnate, not crowded at ends of branches; leaflets with 2-7 opposite pairs; petiole and rhachis winged. Inflorescence a terminal or axillary panicle. Sepals and petals 4-5. Fruit a 4-5-lobed berry with 4 or 5 seeds.

Comment: Formerly placed in Simaroubaceae this genus is now considered part of Rutaceae acc. to APGIII.

Worldwide: 3-4 species in tropical Africa, SE Asia and tropical Australia

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Harrisonia abyssinica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica Oliv.N,Z,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Harrisonia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Harrisonia
Flora of Zambia: Harrisonia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Harrisonia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2167, retrieved 19 August 2018

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