Brachystegia bussei Harms

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Brachystegia bussei

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia bussei

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia bussei

North Luangwa NP, rhino sanctuary; May 2010.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia bussei

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

Brachystegia bussei

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

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mukongolo (Bemba) Mukongolo (Nyanja) Mukongolo (Tumbuka) Mutubila (Soli)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tree to 20 m tall, bark smooth flaking in large thin scales. Young branchlets puberulous or glabrous. Leaflets in 2−4 widely spaced pairs, 2−3 times longer than broad, increasing in size distally, green, not glaucous (compare B. manga).
Type location:
Tanzania, Songea
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Miombo woodland
Altitude range: 0 - 250 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,E,C
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 86 - 110. (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 96 - 97. (Includes a picture).

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystegia bussei
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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 bussei.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=179900, retrieved 21 September 2018

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