Isoberlinia angolensis (Benth.) Hoyle & Brenan
var. angolensis

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Common names: Mupopa (Lunda) Mutobo (Bemba) Mutobo (Kaonde) Mutobo (Lunda) Mutowa (Lunda) Mutowa (Luvale)
Status: Native
Trees to 20 m tall, occasionally dwarf when on shallow soil; leaflets in 3−4 pairs; panicles compact; upper petal bilobed or deeply emarginate. Leaf lamina glabrous or sparsely pubescent beneath, although nerves may be densely pubescent; hypanthium (base of flower) glabrous outside.
Type location:
Angola, Cuanza Norte
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Habitat: Higher rainfall areas of Miombo Woodland
Altitude range: 950 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Apr
Worldwide distribution: Zambia: Mbala District
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N
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Content last updated: Tuesday 25 June 2013

Bingham, M.G. (2012). Berlinia and Isoberlinia in Zambia Black Lechwe 18(2) Pages 8 - 10.

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 78 - 80. As Isoberlinia angolensis var. angolensis, var. lasiocalyx and var. niembaensis (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 122 - 123. (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: Isoberlinia angolensis var. angolensis., retrieved 5 March 2024

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