Entandrophragma delevoyi De Wild.

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Entandrophragma delevoyi

Chichele, Ndola; 1974.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entandrophragma delevoyi

Long since gone;
100 km W of Lusaka; Dec 1972.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entandrophragma delevoyi

1974.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entandrophragma delevoyi

May 1973.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entandrophragma delevoyi

Lusaka, Ngumba Road
Oct 1972
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entandrophragma delevoyi

Lusaka, Ngumba Road
Oct 1972
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entandrophragma delevoyi

Sep 1972.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entandrophragma delevoyi

Picture: Suzanne Carter

Entandrophragma delevoyi

Picture: Suzanne Carter

Entandrophragma delevoyi

Picture: Suzanne Carter

Entandrophragma delevoyi

Picture: Suzanne Carter

Entandrophragma delevoyi

Picture: Suzanne Carter

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mofu (Bemba) Mofu (Kaonde) Mofu (Lunda) Mofwe (Bemba)
Frequency: Occasional to rare
Status: Native and cultivated
Description:
Semi-evergreen tree up to 35 m tall, the crown emerging above the surrounding forest; without or with slight buttresses at the base. Leaves glabrous, crowded at the ends of branches, pinnate, leaflets opposite. Capsule dark brown, cylindric, the valves dehiscing from the base of the capsule; seed attached to the valve by cottony threads, the wing free.
Type location:
DRC, Katanga
Notes: Much of the dry-evergreen forest habitat has been destroyed and replaced by fire supporting woodland or scrub. Young plants are susceptible to the Mahogany Shoot Borer (Hypsipyla sp.) The caterpillars of the butterfly Charaxes brutus feed on the leaves.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Dry evergreen forest, especially on lake basin soils.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Sep-Oct
Worldwide distribution: Katanga Province of D.R. Congo, Tanzania and most of Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc,C,Lk,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Tuesday 28 October 2014
Literature:

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 84.

Storrs, A.E.G. (1995). Know Your Trees Regional Soil Conservation Unit. Pages 151 - 152.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 180.

White, F. & Styles, B.T. (1963). Meliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 291 - 292. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Entandrophragma delevoyi
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Entandrophragma delevoyi
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Entandrophragma delevoyi
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Entandrophragma delevoyi
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Entandrophragma delevoyi
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Entandrophragma delevoyi
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Entandrophragma delevoyi
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Entandrophragma delevoyi
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Entandrophragma delevoyi
Ispot Southern Africa: Entandrophragma delevoyi
JSTOR Plant Science: Entandrophragma delevoyi
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Entandrophragma delevoyi
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Entandrophragma delevoyi
The Plant List (version 1.1): Entandrophragma delevoyi
Tropicos: Entandrophragma delevoyi


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Entandrophragma delevoyi.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=194920, retrieved 26 May 2019

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