African Plant Database

Berchemia zeyheri (Sond.) Grubov
Protologue : Trudy Bot. Inst. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. 1 8: 8374 (1949)
Information on the genus : Berchemia
Basionym : Rhamnus zeyheri Sond.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Rhamnus zeyheri Sond. (1860)
 Phyllogeiton zeyheri (Sond.) Suess. (1953)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 6-12 m tall with rough grey bark; wood hard, pink to deep red; branches spreading; young branchlets puberulous, often purplish red; leaves smaller than in B. discolor (1,2-4x 0,6-2,5 cm, not 5-11x3-6 cm); drupe yellow, edible.
Ecology : Open woodland, termite mounds.
  60-1980 m alt.
  Botswana, Swaziland, S. Africa .
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Tree- Ht 6 - 13 m. Alt 60 - 1980 m. Distribution: BOT, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 86 (1986).
More info on :
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see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°83640 modified 2007-01-05
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