Baikiaea plurijuga Harms

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Baikiaea plurijuga

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Baikiaea plurijuga

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Baikiaea plurijuga

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Baikiaea plurijuga

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Baikiaea plurijuga

Livingstone; Nov 2008.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Baikiaea plurijuga

Livingstone; Nov 2008.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Baikiaea plurijuga

Livingstone; Nov 2008.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Baikiaea plurijuga

Baikiaea and Pterocarpus antunesii;
Mulobezi-Sichifulo; Aug 2001.
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Baikiaea plurijuga

Baikiaea - Mutemwa; Mulobezi -Sichifulo; Aug 2001.
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Synonyms:
Common names: Mukusi (Lozi) Mukusyi (Bemba) Mukusyi (Kaonde) Mukusyi (Lozi) Mukusyi (Luvale) Mukusyi (Tonga: Zambia)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Medium-sized, deciduous tree. Leaves pinnate with 4 - 5 pairs of opposite leaflets. Flowers in large, axillary racemes, showy, pink to deep mauve with conspicuous yellow stamens. Pods flattened, woody, often somewhat hooked near the apex. The pods split explosively, spiralling and throwing the seeds over some distance.
Type location:
Angola
Notes: Red data status: VU A1acd
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Deciduous forest, woodland, confined to Kalahari sandveld where it may be one of the dominant trees.
Altitude range: 900 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Nov-Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,C,S,W
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Tuesday 25 June 2013
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 49 - 51. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 66 - 69. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 206 - 207. (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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 61.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 18.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 208.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Baikiaea plurijuga.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126740, retrieved 21 June 2018

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