4193.000 Ekebergia Sparrm.

Description of the genus

Dioecious shrubs or trees. Leaves imparipinnate. Leaflets entire. Flowers (4-)5-merous, unisexual (but with little external difference between the sexes) borne in contracted panicles. Petals (4-)5, free. Staminal tube cup-shaped, filaments completely fused or ± so, without appendages; anthers usually 10, inserted on the rim of the staminal tube. Ovary 2-5(-6)-locular. Fruit a drupe with 2-4(-6), 1-seeded pyrenes.

Derivation of name: In honour of Captain Carl Gustaf Ekeberg, a pharmacist, surgeon and correspondent of Linnaeus

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
benguelensis Welw. ex C.DC.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,S,WDescription, Image
capensis Sparrm.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Lp,Mc,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ekebergia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Ekebergia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=818, retrieved 30 September 2023

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