Brucea J.F. Mill.

Wild, H. & Phipps, J.B. (1963) Simaroubaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees, velvety- pubescent. Leaves sometimes crowded at the ends of the branches, usually imparipinnate; leaflets opposite, entire or toothed. Inflorescences axillary, of spiciform panicles. Flowers very small, usually in glomerules distantly arranged on the branches of the inflorescence. Calyx of (3) 4 (5) imbricate almost free lobes; petals (3) 4 (5), longer than the calyx-lobes, imbricate. Fruit of 1–4 drupaceous mericarps.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brucea
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Brucea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2026, retrieved 28 May 2024

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