Berlinia Sol. ex Hook. f.

Bingham, M.G. (2012) Berlinia and Isoberlinia in Zambia Black Lechwe 18(2) 8-10

Description of the genus

Evergreen trees; leaves paripinnate, leaflets with distinct petiolules, in 3−5 pairs, subequal in size; flower borne on large terminal panicles; flower buds enclosed in a pair of bracteoles; petals 5, the dorsal much the largest, white; pod large, woody, compressed, explosively dehiscent. The leaves are not easily distinguished from those of Isoberlinia.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical Africa, 2 species in the Flora Zambesiaca region, 1 species in Zambia.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: Berlinia

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Berlinia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Berlinia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Berlinia
Wikipedia: Berlinia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Berlinia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Berlinia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Berlinia., retrieved 4 December 2022

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