Dalbergiella nyasae Baker f.

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Dalbergiella nyasae

Lusaka; 1972.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Dalbergiella nyasae

Lusaka; 1972.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Dalbergiella nyasae

Lusaka; 1972.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Dalbergiella nyasae

Lusaka; 1972.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Dalbergiella nyasae

Lusaka; 1972.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Dalbergiella nyasae

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Dalbergiella nyasae

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

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Synonyms:
Common names: Kakwete (Bemba) Msansale (Nyanja) Mwamba (Lenje)
Frequency: locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Tree up to 10 m tall, deciduous. Bark longitudinally fissured. Young parts finely brown hairy.. Leaves with 6-10 pairs of opposite leaflets and a terminal leaflet. Flowers appearing before the leaves, white or in various shades of pink. Calyx with 2 broad upper lobes joined ± to their tips and 3 smaller triangular lower lobes. Corolla: wings free; upper stamen free; anthers dorsifixed. Pod 1-seeded, indehiscent, the valves papery, densely fringed with plumose hairs.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes: Species flowering time Zambia Jul-Sep.
Derivation of specific name: nyasae: from Nyasaland (Malawi).
Habitat: Miombo woodland, commonly on escarpment slopes.
Altitude range: 600 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lp,E,C,Lk,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Tuesday 28 October 2014
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 81 - 83. (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 157. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 300. As Dalbergiella nyassae (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 246.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 97.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Dalbergiella nyasae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131100, retrieved 26 May 2019

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