4076.000 Vepris Comm. ex A. Juss.


Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, without prickles. Leaves alternate, 1- or 3-foliolate. Inflorescences of axillary and terminal racemes, panicles or clustered cymes. Flowers unisexual by abortion, (2-)4-merous. Sepals united to form a cup-shaped (3-)4-lobed calyx. Petals (3-)4, oblong. Male flowers: stamens (6-)8. Female flowers: ovary (1-)2-4-locular, smooth. Fruit drupaceous, smooth, usually 2-4-seeded.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical and South Africa and Mascarenes

Zambia: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
fanshawei Mendonça [End][DD]NE,SDescription
mendoncana Mziray [LR-lc]N
stolzii I. Verd.N,W,ECb,N,E
termitaria Mendonça [End][VU]WCbDescription
whitei MendonçaNLp,N,Mc
zambesiaca S. MooreSC,SDescription

Other sources of information about Vepris:

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Flora of Botswana: Vepris
Flora of Caprivi: Vepris
Flora of Malawi: Vepris
Flora of Mozambique: Vepris
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vepris
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Vepris

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Vepris.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=803, retrieved 11 August 2020

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