Brachystegia floribunda Benth.

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Brachystegia floribunda

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia floribunda

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia floribunda

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia floribunda

Picture: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia floribunda

Miombo Woodland;
Tenke Fungurume, DRC; Pumpi Pit; Aug 2011.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia floribunda

Miombo Woodland;
Tenke Fungurume, DRC; Pumpi Pit; Aug 2011.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia floribunda

Nsobe Game Ranch; Sep 2009.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia floribunda

Tree in village: Identification: two leaflet pairs; panicles behind the leaves on 1-year-old growth;
Mansa SW 50km, Fimpulo Village; Oct 1997.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms:
Common names: Kasabwa (Bemba) Kasabwa (Lamba) Musobo (Kaonde) Musobo (Lunda) Musobo (Lozi) Musompa (Bemba) Musubo (Kaonde) Musubo (Lunda) Musubo (Lozi)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tree to 12 m or more. Young branchlets pubescent or glabrous. Leaflets mostly in 2 pairs, occasionally more, leaf surface dull, usually glaucous (compare B. spiciformis). Flowers in dense panicles often borne on the previous year’s wood.
Type location:
Malawi, Shire Highlands.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Miombo woodland
Altitude range: 1200 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic 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 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.

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 98 - 99. (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, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Brachystegia floribunda.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=179890, retrieved 23 September 2018

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