African Plant Database


Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Family : RHAMNACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 1: 381 (1868)
Information on the genus : Berchemia
Basionym : Scutia discolor Klotzsch
 
 
Status
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
 
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[?]
  Very variable in pubescence.
  0-2000 m alt. 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 Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 243 (1937).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 123-124 (1985).
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 86 (1986).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Tropicos
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 83639
 
Record n°83639 modified 2007-01-05
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