4076.000 Vepris Comm. ex A. Juss.

DIPHASIOPSIS Mendonça

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, without prickles. Leaves alternate or rarely opposite (in V. bachmannii), 1- or 3-5-foliolate. Inflorescences of axillary and terminal racemes, panicles or clustered cymes. Flowers usually unisexual by abortion, (2-)4(-5)-merous. Sepals united to form a cup-shaped (3-)4-5-lobed calyx. Petals (3-)4, oblong. Male flowers: stamens 4-5 or (6-)8. Female flowers: ovary 1-2-4-locular, smooth. Fruit drupaceous, smooth, usually 1-2-4-seeded or sometimes woody and verrucose (in V. bremekampii).

Worldwide: 90 species in tropical and South Africa, Mascarenes and India.

Malawi: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
amaniensis (Engl.) MzirayS
bachmannii (Engl.) MziraySDescription, Image
elegantissima F. White & C.M. Pannell[End]S
myrei (Exell & Mendonça) Mziray[NrEnd]?
nobilis (Delile) MzirayC,SDescription, Image
stolzii I. Verd.N,S
trichocarpa (Engl.) MzirayS

Other sources of information about Vepris:

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Flora of Botswana: Vepris
Flora of Caprivi: Vepris
Flora of Mozambique: Vepris
Flora of Zambia: Vepris
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vepris
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Vepris

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vepris
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vepris
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Vepris
Wikipedia: Vepris
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vepris
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vepris

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Vepris.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=803, retrieved 23 May 2022

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