5114.000 Brackenridgea A. Gray

Clarke, H. & Charters, M. (ed. Moll, E.) (2016) The Illustrated Dictionary of Southern African Plant Names Jacana Media, South Africa

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs or subshrubs, glabrous. Bark with yellow pigment present beneath. Stipules laciniate or deeply divided into linear segments, markedly longitudinally striate, persistent on first year shoots. Leaves petiolate; midrib raised on both the upper and lower leaf surfaces; venation with characteristic ascending primary laterals linked by secondary laterals.

Derivation of name: After William Dunlop Brackenridge (1810-1893), Scottish-born American nurseryman, landscape architect and horticulturist who collected plants widely during a US exploring expedition but not in Africa.

Worldwide: 6-7 species in the Old World tropics

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: Brackenridgea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Brackenridgea

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brackenridgea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brackenridgea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Brackenridgea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brackenridgea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brackenridgea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Brackenridgea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=958, retrieved 16 October 2018

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