Isoberlinia tomentosa (Harms) Craib & Stapf

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Common names: Mutobo (Bemba)
Status: Native
Type location:
Tanzania, Rungwe District
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Miombo woodland.
Altitude range: 900 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N
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Content last updated: Wednesday 26 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 79 - 81. (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 121.

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 Page 122.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Isoberlinia tomentosa
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Isoberlinia tomentosa
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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 tomentosa., retrieved 21 February 2024

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