4076.000 Vepris Comm. ex A. Juss.


Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, without prickles. Leaves alternate or rarely opposite (in V. bachmannii), 1- or 3-5-foliolate. Inflorescences of axillary and terminal racemes, panicles or clustered cymes. Flowers usually unisexual by abortion, (2-)4(-5)-merous. Sepals united to form a cup-shaped (3-)4-5-lobed calyx. Petals (3-)4, oblong. Male flowers: stamens 4-5 or (6-)8. Female flowers: ovary 1-2-4-locular, smooth. Fruit drupaceous, smooth, usually 1-2-4-seeded or sometimes woody and verrucose (in V. bremekampii).

Worldwide: 90 species in tropical and South Africa, Mascarenes and India.

Mozambique: 15 taxa.

Vepris lanceolata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
allenii I. Verd.[NrEnd?]N
bachmannii (Engl.) MzirayT,MSDescription, Image
bremekampii (I.Verd.) MzirayGI,MDescription, Image
carringtoniana Mendonça[NrEnd]MS,GI,MImage
drummondii Mendonça[NrEnd][VU]MSDescription
gerrardii (I.Verd.) E.J.D.SchmidtM
lanceolata (Lam.) G.DonZ,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
macedoi (Exell & Mendonça) Mziray[End]N
myrei (Exell & Mendonça) Mziray[NrEnd]MS,GIImage
nobilis (Delile) MzirayMS (other?)Description, Image
reflexa I. Verd.MS,GI,MDescription, Image
rogersii (Mendonça) MzirayT
sansibarensis (Engl.) Mziray N
stolzii I. Verd.Z
trichocarpa (Engl.) Mziray

Other sources of information about Vepris:

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Flora of Botswana: Vepris
Flora of Caprivi: Vepris
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Vepris
Flora of Malawi: Vepris
Flora of Zambia: Vepris
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vepris
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Vepris

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Vepris.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=803, retrieved 30 November 2023

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