African Plant Database

Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 1: 381 (1868)
Information on the genus : Berchemia
Basionym : Scutia discolor Klotzsch
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Phyllogeiton discolor (Klotzsch) Herzog (1903)
 Scutia discolor Klotzsch (1861)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Araliorhamnus punctulata H. Perrier (1943)
=Araliorhamnus vaginata H. Perrier (1943)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 2-7-10-25 m tall with dense rounded crown; trunk to 50-70 Ø; wood very hard and heavy, yellow-brown; bark deeply checked and tending to shed in sheets; younger branches conspicuously lenticellate; branchlets 2-20 cm long[…]
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Ecology : Thickets; semi-desert grassland; dry bushland; widespread (less abundant but reaching its largest size in stream valleys or riverine forests); rocky ground; granitic inselbergs; Acacia, Commiphora, Balanites woodland and wooded grassland[…] 0-2000 m alt.
  Very variable in pubescence.
  Somewhat resembling a Bridelia (with alternate ! leaves).
  Namibia, Caprivi Strip, Botswana, NE S. Africa; Madagascar; Yemen, Saudi Arabia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Tree- Ht 3 - 20 m. Alt 30 - 1465 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 201

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 243 (1937).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 123-124 (1985).
  • TREGOLD M.H., H.M. BIEGEL & H. ASHTON (1986). Food plants of Zimbabwe: With Old and New Ways of Preparation : 86
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