Berlinia orientalis Brenan

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Berlinia orientalis

Photo: Warren McCleland
West of Quiterajo, Cabo Delgado province

Berlinia orientalis

Photo: Warren McCleland
West of Quiterajo, Cabo Delgado province

Berlinia orientalis

Photo: Warren McCleland
West of Quiterajo, Cabo Delgado province

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Common names:
Frequency: Local but frequent where it occurs.
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: orientalis: Eastern.
Habitat: Coastal forest on sandy clay soils.
Altitude range: 10 - 150 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania and northern Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 17 September 2014

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 75 - 77. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 240. (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 85.

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External websites:

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

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: Species information: Berlinia orientalis., retrieved 30 September 2023

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