4345.000 Bridelia Willd.

Description of the genus

Monoecious (rarely dioecious) shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, stipulate, simple. Flowers small and axillary. Male flowers in many-flowered clusters, ± sessile: sepals and petals 5; filaments united in a column, free above. Female flowers in few-flowered clusters or solitary, sometimes pedicellate; styles 2. Ovary 2-locular (1-locular by abortion). Fruit a smooth berry or drupe, with (1-)2 pyrenes, generally indehiscent.

Worldwide: 60 species in the Old World tropics

Mozambique: 8 taxa.

Bridelia cathartica subsp. melanthesoides var. melanthesoides

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
atroviridis Müll. Arg.MSDescription, Image
cathartica G. Bertol. subsp. cathartica MS,GI,MImage
cathartica G. Bertol. subsp. melanthesoides (Baill.) J. Léonard var. melanthesoides (Baill.) Radcl.-Sm.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MImage
cathartica G. Bertol. subsp. melanthesoides (Baill.) J. Léonard var. lingelsheimii (Gehrm.) Radcl.-Sm.N,Z,T,MS
cathartica G. Bertol. subsp. melanthesoides (Baill.) J. Léonard[Agg]N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
duvigneaudii J. LéonardN,Z
micrantha (Hochst.) Baill.N,Z,T,MS,MDescription, Image
mollis Hutch.N,Z,T,MS,MDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Bridelia
Flora of Caprivi: Bridelia
Flora of Malawi: Bridelia
Flora of Zambia: Bridelia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bridelia

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bridelia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bridelia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Bridelia
Wikipedia: Bridelia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bridelia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bridelia

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: Bridelia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=840, retrieved 21 March 2023

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