Brachystegia manga De Wild.

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Brachystegia manga

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Brachystegia manga

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Brachystegia manga

Escarpment woodland;
Chiawa GMA; Sep 2006.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia manga

Seedling in woodland;
Chiawa GMA; Mar 2008.
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Brachystegia manga

Dominant woodland tree;
Cheowa Prospect Camp; May 2007.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names: Mukongolo (Bemba) Mukongolo (Nyanja) Musyiwe (Tonga: Zambia)
Status: Native
Tree to 20 m, bark rough. Leaflets in 3−5 pairs, widely spaced pairs, increasing in size distally, leaflets 1−2 longer than broad, broadly ovate or elliptic, glaucous.
Type location:
DRC, Katanga
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Escarpment woodland.
Altitude range: 45 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc,E,C,Lk,S
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 86 - 109. (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 243.

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 102 - 103. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 90.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Brachystegia manga., retrieved 28 November 2023

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