Brachystegia allenii Burtt Davy & Hutch.

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Brachystegia allenii

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Brachystegia allenii

Jul 2005.
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Brachystegia allenii

Lower Zambezi NP; Sep 2007.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia allenii

Coppiced tree;
Lake Tanganyika, Mbita Island; Aug 2006.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Brachystegia giorgii De Wild.
Brachystegia pruinosa De Wild.
Brachystegia schliebenii Harms
Common names: Cifuku (Bemba) Cifuku (Nyanja) Kacenje (Soli) Msenga (Nyanja)
Status: Native
Trees to 15 m tall. Young branchlets pubescent. Leaflets glaucous, in 3−6 pairs, 1.5−2 times longer than broad.
Type location:
Mozambique, Cabo Delgado (Niassa)
Notes: Trees to 15 m tall. Young branchlets pubescent. Leaflets glaucous, in 3−6 pairs, 1.5−2 times longer than broad.
Derivation of specific name: allenii: for CEF Allen who collected the type specimen in Mozambique in 1911
Habitat: Escarpment woodland.
Altitude range: 500 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: D.R.Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,E,C,Lk
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 26 June 2013

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 106 - 108. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 119.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 246. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 212.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 242.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 43.

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 92 - 93. (Includes a picture).

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Brachystegia allenii., retrieved 22 May 2024

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