Pseudobersama mossambicensis (Sim) Verdc.

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Pseudobersama mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road near Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma.

Pseudobersama mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Far forest road, Coutada 12

Pseudobersama mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Far forest road, Coutada 12

Pseudobersama mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Far forest road, Coutada 12

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Synonyms: Bersama mossambicensis Sim
Common names: False bersama (English) False white ash (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized evergreen tree. Leaves imparipinnate with 4-8 pairs of sub-opposite leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets oblong-elliptic, 3.5-9 cm long, with white tufts of hairs in the axils of the veins and along the midrib below; apex tapering; base asymmetric; margin entire. Flowers in axillary pedunculate heads, small, whitish. Fruit a woody capsule, c. 4 cm in diameter, covered with lobed antler-like appendages, red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mossambicensis: of Mozambique
Habitat: In coastal forest and woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Coastal areas from Kenya to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Mozambique distribution: MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 30 April 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 383. (Includes a picture).

White, F. & Styles, B.T. (1963). Meliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 305 - 306. (Includes a picture).

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


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: Pseudobersama mossambicensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=167960, retrieved 24 August 2019

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