Brachystegia longifolia Benth.

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Brachystegia longifolia

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia longifolia

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia longifolia

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia longifolia

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia longifolia

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia longifolia

Lufwanyama Estates; Sep 1990.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia longifolia

Kalumbila (sentinal) Camp; Oct 2010.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia longifolia

Stunted tree, 4m high, Flowers, in Miombo woodland;
Lusaka NE 25km, Hummels Farm; Sep 1996.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia longifolia

1970.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia longifolia

1970.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mubombo (Lunda) Mubombo (Lozi) Mubombo (Nyanja) Mubombo (Tonga: Zambia) Musamba (Bemba) Musamba (Kaonde) Musamba (Lenje) Musamba (Lunda) Muwombo (Lunda) Muwombo (Lozi) Muwombo (Nyanja) Muwombo (Tonga: Zambia)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tree 4−30 m tall; petioles 10−50 mm long, 3−5 times longer than the pulvinus; leaflets in 10−30 pairs.
Type location:
Malawi, Shire Highlands
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Miombo woodland
Altitude range: 200 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 26 June 2013
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 91 - 93.

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. (Includes a picture).

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 100 - 101. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Brachystegia longifolia
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brachystegia longifolia
African Plant Database: Brachystegia longifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Brachystegia longifolia
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachystegia longifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brachystegia longifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachystegia longifolia
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JSTOR Plant Science: Brachystegia longifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachystegia longifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystegia longifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Brachystegia longifolia
Tropicos: Brachystegia longifolia


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: Brachystegia longifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=179870, retrieved 21 September 2018

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