Brachystegia taxifolia Harms

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Brachystegia taxifolia

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia taxifolia

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia taxifolia

Drawing: Suzanne Carter

Brachystegia taxifolia

Chiundaponde; Mar 2008.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia taxifolia

Kundalila Falls; May 2001.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Brachystegia taxifolia

Road to Mutinondo Wilderness; Oct 1996.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms:
Common names: Lukwe (Ila) Lukwe (Lenje) Lukwe (Nyanja) Ngalati (Bemba) Ngalati (Kaonde) Ngalati (Lenje)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tree to 15 m or more, often a thicket forming shrub c. 1.5 m tall or less, on gravelly or shallow soil; evergreen, the new leaves replacing the old; leaflets in 20−45 pairs, inserted up to 5 mm apart along the rachis; the midveins eccentric.
Type location:
Tanzania, Iringa District
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Miombo woodland, thicket.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lp,N,Mc,C,Lk
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 86 - 90. (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.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachystegia taxifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystegia taxifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Brachystegia taxifolia
Tropicos: Brachystegia taxifolia


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 taxifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=186180, retrieved 18 June 2018

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