Harrisonia R. Br. ex A. Juss.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs; the trunk sometimes with corky bosses bearing prickles; branches bearing spiny stipules. Leaves imparipinnate, not crowded at ends of branches; leaflets with 2-7 opposite pairs; petiole and rhachis winged. Inflorescence a terminal or axillary panicle. Sepals and petals 4-5. Fruit a 4-5-lobed berry with 4 or 5 seeds.

Comment: Formerly placed in Simaroubaceae this genus is now considered part of Rutaceae acc. to APGIII.

Worldwide: 3-4 species in tropical Africa, SE Asia and tropical Australia

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Harrisonia abyssinica

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abyssinica Oliv.N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Harrisonia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Harrisonia
Flora of Mozambique: Harrisonia
Flora of Zambia: Harrisonia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Harrisonia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Harrisonia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Harrisonia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Harrisonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Harrisonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Harrisonia
JSTOR Plant Science: Harrisonia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Harrisonia
Plants of the World Online: Harrisonia
Tropicos: Harrisonia
Wikipedia: Harrisonia

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: Harrisonia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2167, retrieved 21 April 2024

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