6310.000 Embelia Burm. f.

Description of the genus

Dioecious climbing shrubs or lianes. Leaves entire or crenate. Inflorescences of racemes or umbels; peduncles present. Flowers unisexual, 4-5-merous. Sepals free or ± free, with resin-dots. Petals free inner surface papillose. Anthers borne on long filaments. Ovary superior. Fruit a spherical 1-seeded drupe. Seed solitary, depressed-spherical with ruminate endosperm.

Worldwide: c. 100 species in warm and tropical regions of the Old World

Zambia: 3 taxa.

Embelia schimperi

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
schimperi VatkeB,N,W,CCb,N,Lk,WDescription, Image
upembensis Taton[VU]NN,C
xylocarpa P. HallidayDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Embelia:

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Flora of Caprivi: Embelia
Flora of Malawi: Embelia
Flora of Mozambique: Embelia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Embelia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Embelia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Embelia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1059, retrieved 1 October 2023

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