Brachystegia stipulata De Wild.

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Brachystegia stipulata

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Brachystegia stipulata

Flower; Kasanka NP; Nov 1992.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia stipulata

Leaflet; Kasanka NP, Wasa Lodge; May 2011.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia stipulata

Leaflet; North Luangwa NP; May 2010.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names: Mubombo (Ila) Mubombo (Lamba) Mubombo (Lunda) Mubombo (Nyanja) Musamba (Bemba) Musamba (Kaonde) Musamba (Lenje) Musamba (Lunda) Musamba (Luvale) Muwombo (Ila) Muwombo (Lamba) Muwombo (Lunda) Muwombo (Nyanja)
Status: Native
Trees, mostly small, branchlets densely pubescent. Leaflets in 5−8(10) pairs, the middle pair largest. Stipules persistent. Flowers larger than in other Brachystegia species, stamens 12−18 (compare B. longifolia & B. allenii 10); filaments more than 20 mm long. Dormant axillary buds much flattened and sharply keeled, with stipular remnants.
Type location:
DRC, Katanga
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Miombo woodland
Altitude range: 800 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,Mc,E,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 86 - 106. (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 247. (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 108 - 109. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Brachystegia stipulata., retrieved 19 July 2024

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