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

Botswana: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cathartica G. Bertol. subsp. cathartica Image
cathartica G. Bertol. subsp. melanthesoides (Baill.) J. Léonard var. melanthesoides (Baill.) Radcl.-Sm.NImage
cathartica G. Bertol. subsp. melanthesoides (Baill.) J. Léonard var. lingelsheimii (Gehrm.) Radcl.-Sm.N
cathartica G. Bertol. subsp. melanthesoides (Baill.) J. Léonard[Agg]NDescription, Image
mollis Hutch.SEDescription, Image
tenuifolia Müll. Arg. var. tenuifolia

Other sources of information about Bridelia:

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Flora of Caprivi: Bridelia
Flora of Malawi: Bridelia
Flora of Mozambique: Bridelia
Flora of Zambia: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Bridelia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=840, retrieved 22 September 2023

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