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Derivation of specific name

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mollis: soft, referring to the velvety hairy leaves.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Bridelia mollis Hutch. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134710
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Description

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Shrub or small tree. Bark dark brown to grey, rough with longitudinal striations; young shoots densely velvety. Leaves alternate, ovate to obovate, 3 - 12 cm long, light green and densely velvety on both surfaces; lateral veins conspicuously parallel; apex rounded, often notched; margin entire but sometimes appearing scalloped between the veins. Flowers in tight axillary clusters, small greenish-yellow, unisexual on the same tree. Fruit a subspherical fleshy berry, c. 10 × 8 mm, black when ripe, edible.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Bridelia mollis Hutch. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134710
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Worldwide distribution

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Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and North-West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Bridelia mollis Hutch. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134710
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Bridelia mollis

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Bridelia mollis is a tree in the family Phyllanthaceae. It is native to southern Africa (Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and Limpopo).[1][2][3][4]

References

  1. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". apps.kew.org. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  2. ^ Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  3. ^ Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
  4. ^ "Bridelia mollis Hutch. — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
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Bridelia mollis: Brief Summary

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Bridelia mollis is a tree in the family Phyllanthaceae. It is native to southern Africa (Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and Limpopo).

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