Beilschmiedia Nees

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, evergreen; terminal buds mostly conspicuous. Leaves opposite, sub-opposite or alternate, leathery or papery, very rarely membranous, penninerved, veins usually conspicuous; margins entire. Inflorescence short, mostly cymose-paniculate, sometimes as axillary flower-bundles or sub-racemose, sometimes covered by imbricate caducous bracts when young. Flowers small, perianth tube short, perianth segments 6(or 8), equal or almost equal. Fruit baccate, ellipsoid, obovoid or subglobose. Perianth in fruit usually wholly deciduous.

Worldwide: 300 species mainly in tropical Africa, South East Asia, Australasia, China and America.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
gilbertii Robyns & R.Wilczek var. glabra Robyns & R.Wilczek [DD]WNw
ugandensis Rendle var. katangensis Robyns & R.Wilczek N,WNw,Lp

Other sources of information about Beilschmiedia:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Beilschmiedia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Beilschmiedia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Beilschmiedia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Beilschmiedia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Beilschmiedia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Beilschmiedia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1970, retrieved 14 November 2019

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