4853.000 Bersama Fresen.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves imparipinnate; rhachis markedly winged abyssinica). Inflorescence racemose. Petals densely hairy. Fruit a woody capsule opening by 4-5 thick valves. Seeds with a conspicuous aril, both seed and aril often brightly coloured.

Worldwide: 5 species in southern tropical Africa and South Africa

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

Bersama abyssinica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica Fresen.[Agg]N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
lucens (Hochst.) Szyszyl.M
swynnertonii Baker f.[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Bersama:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Bersama
Flora of Zambia: Bersama
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bersama
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Bersama

External websites:

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

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: Bersama.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=916, retrieved 19 March 2018

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