4345.000 Bridelia Willd.

Description of the genus

Monoecious (rarely dioecious) shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, stipulate, simple. Flowers small and axillary. Male flowers in many-flowered clusters, ± sessile: sepals and petals 5; filaments united in a column, free above. Female flowers in few-flowered clusters or solitary, sometimes pedicellate; styles 2. Ovary 2-locular (1-locular by abortion). Fruit a smooth berry or drupe, with (1-)2 pyrenes, generally indehiscent.

Worldwide: 60 species in the Old World tropics

Zambia: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cathartica G. Bertol. subsp. cathartica Image
cathartica G. Bertol. subsp. melanthesoides (Baill.) J. Léonard var. melanthesoides (Baill.) Radcl.-Sm.B,N,C,E,SLp,E,C,Lk,S,WImage
cathartica G. Bertol. subsp. melanthesoides (Baill.) J. Léonard var. lingelsheimii (Gehrm.) Radcl.-Sm.B,N,W,C,E,S
cathartica G. Bertol. subsp. melanthesoides (Baill.) J. Léonard[Agg]B,N,W,C,E,SLp,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
duvigneaudii J. LéonardB,N,W,CNw,Lp,C
ferruginea Benth. WNw
micrantha (Hochst.) Baill.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Lp,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
mollis Hutch.E,SE,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Bridelia:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Bridelia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=840, retrieved 24 July 2024

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