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Burchellia bubalina (Wild pomegranate)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Gentianales > Family: Rubiaceae

Burchellia bubalina (Wild pomegranate) flowers, Outeniqua Hiking Trail, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Burchellia bubalina (Wild pomegranate) fruit, Outeniqua Hiking Trail, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Burchellia bubalina (Wild pomegranate) flowers and leaves, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Burchellia bubalina (Wild pomegranate) leaves, Outeniqua Hiking Trail, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Endemic to southern Africa. Grows as a small tree on forest fringes, in forests and on rocky outcrops, native from the Western Cape through to KwaZulu-Natal and also Swaziland, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

Links

Publications

  • Phillips, E.P. 1924. Burchellia bubalina. Flowering Plants of South Africa 4: t. 145.

 

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