3225.000 Brexia Noronha ex Thouars

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Robson. N.K.B. (1978) Brexiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 59-61

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, glabrous. Stipules minute, caduceus. Leaves alternate, margins entire or toothed, petiolate. Inflorescence condensed pedunculated cymes or false umbels or fascicles, sometimes cauliflorous. Sepals (4)5 free, deciduous; petals (4)5 free, imbricate, spreading, deciduous. Fruit drupaceous woody. Seeds numerous, angular with black testa.

Comment: This genus was formerly placed in its own family Brexiaceae but according to latest thinking (APGIII) has become part of Celastraceae.

Worldwide: 1 species in coastal lowlands in East Africa and Mozambique, Madagascar and Seychelles.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Brexia madagascariensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
madagascariensis (Lam.) Ker Gawl.Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Brexia:

External websites:

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

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: Brexia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2362, retrieved 25 June 2024

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