1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Deverra DC.
      1. Deverra burchellii (DC.) Eckl. & Zeyh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Umbelliferae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Almost leafless, subglaucous shrubs or subshrubs up to 1·25 m., arising from a woody rootstock.
    Leaves
    Basal leaves with linear leaflets, but soon withering and often absent in mature plants. Stem leaves reduced to short linear petioles, or frequently to persistent bases alone, especially on the upper part of the stem.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels terminal and lateral on long peduncles. Rays 6–10, 1·25–2 cm. long; bracts and bracteoles obsolete or caducous at a very early stage of development. Partial umbels 5–10-flowered, with pedicels c. 5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Calyx teeth obsolete; petals yellowish-white.
    Fruits
    Fruit 3–5 × 2–3 mm., ovoid; stylopodium low-conical; styles short, divergent at maturity; ribs not very obvious, more or less covered with tubercles that are paler in colour than the main body of the fruit.
    Carpophore
    Carpophore deeply 2-cleft; vittae 1 in each interval and occupying most of the space between the ribs, and 2 in the commissural face; seed slightly concave on the inner face.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Deverra burchellii (DC.) Eckl. & Zeyh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Burchell [2495-2], South Africa Pituranthos burchellii K000310863 Unknown type material
    Burchell [2495-2], South Africa Pituranthos burchellii K000310864

    First published in Enum. Pl. Afric. Austral.: 347 (1837)

    Accepted by

    • Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P.M. & Magee, A.R. (2013). African Apiaceae: a synopsis of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: 1- 317. Briza Academic Books, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0