Bersama abyssinica Fresen.
subsp. nyassae (Baker f.) F. White

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Synonyms: Bersama maschonensis Gürke
Bersama nyassae Baker f.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
See Bersama abyssinica for general description details. This subspecies differs in the rhachis being broadly winged, undersides of the leaves densely hairy beneath, veins impressed above and the leaflets with the margins entire or deeply toothed. The flowers are generally larger with petals up to 21 mm long and the calyx densely velvety with golden hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia);
nyassae: of Nyasaland (now Malawi).
Habitat: In evergreen forest and along forest margins, in riverine forest or in secondary forest, sometimes on termite mounds.
Altitude range: 650 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 210.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 543. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 19.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 257.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 62.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 44. as Bersama nyassae

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 122.

White, F. (1966). Melianthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 545 - 546.

Other sources of information about Bersama abyssinica subsp. nyassae:

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Flora of Malawi: Bersama abyssinica subsp. nyassae
Flora of Zambia: Bersama abyssinica subsp. nyassae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bersama abyssinica subsp. nyassae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bersama abyssinica
African Plant Database: Bersama abyssinica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bersama abyssinica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bersama abyssinica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bersama abyssinica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bersama abyssinica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Bersama abyssinica
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bersama abyssinica
JSTOR Plant Science: Bersama abyssinica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bersama abyssinica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bersama abyssinica
Plants of the World Online: Bersama abyssinica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bersama abyssinica
Tropicos: Bersama abyssinica
Wikipedia: Bersama abyssinica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Bersama abyssinica subsp. nyassae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137570, retrieved 19 September 2019

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