4868.000 Berchemia Neck. ex DC.

Description of the genus

Unarmed shrubs or trees. Stipules small, not spiny. Leaves alternate or opposite to subopposite, petiolate, entire, not 3-veined from the base. Cymes axillary. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous. Sepals and petals 5. Disk cup-shaped or swollen and enveloping the ovary. Ovary superior, 2-locular; ovules 1 in each loculus. Fruit a fleshy drupe. Seeds 2.

Worldwide: c. 12 species occurring in Africa, E Asia and W North America

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Berchemia discolor

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
zeyheri (Sond.) GrubovMDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Berchemia:

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

External websites:

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

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: Berchemia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=919, retrieved 25 September 2023

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