Berlinia Sol. ex Hook. f.

Bingham, M.G. (2012) Berlinia and Isoberlinia in Zambia Black Lechwe 18(2) 8-10

Description of the genus

Evergreen trees; leaves paripinnate, leaflets with distinct petiolules, in 3−5 pairs, subequal in size; flower borne on large terminal panicles; flower buds enclosed in a pair of bracteoles; petals 5, the dorsal much the largest, white; pod large, woody, compressed, explosively dehiscent. The leaves are not easily distinguished from those of Isoberlinia.

Comment: There is a record of Berlinia auriculata in A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique (Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004)), but that appears to be a West African species and so we have not included it here.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical Africa, 2 species in the Flora Zambesiaca region, 1 species in Zambia.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Berlinia orientalis

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orientalis Brenan[NrEnd]NImage

Other sources of information about Berlinia:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Berlinia
Flora of Zambia: Berlinia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Berlinia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Berlinia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Berlinia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Berlinia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Berlinia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Berlinia
JSTOR Plant Science: Berlinia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Berlinia
Plants of the World Online: Berlinia
Tropicos: Berlinia
Wikipedia: Berlinia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Berlinia., retrieved 22 April 2024

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