Brachystegia allenii Burtt Davy & Hutch.

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Brachystegia allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Charara Safari Aria, Kariba

Brachystegia allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Charara Safari Aria, Kariba

Brachystegia allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Charara Safari Aria, Kariba

Brachystegia allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Charara Safari Aria, Kariba

Brachystegia allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Charara Safari Aria, Kariba

Brachystegia allenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Charara Safari Aria, Kariba

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Synonyms: Brachystegia giorgii De Wild.
Brachystegia pruinosa De Wild.
Brachystegia schliebenii Harms
Common names: Escarpment brachystegia (English)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized deciduous tree up to c. 10 m tall. Bark grey, rough, more or less deeply fissured vertically and cracked horizontally. Leaves compound, 6-15 cm long; rhachis channelled above; leaflets in 3-6 pairs, ovate-elliptical to almost rectangular, 2-7 cm long, middle pairs being largest, hairless, bluish-grey when mature, bright maroon-red when young; midvein central. Leaflets often twisted at angles to the main axis, giving a distinctive louvred effect. Stipules persistent, linear to sickle-shaped. Inflorescences in short axillary and terminal branched heads up to c. 7 × 7 cm. Flowers with small white sepals. Pod oblong to obovate, 9-16 cm long, at right angles to the peduncle, pinkish-brown.
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Habitat: On stony hill sides in dry deciduous woodland on the Zambezi Escarpment
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: D.R.Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 September 2011
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 106 - 108. (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.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 212.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 242.

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 92 - 93. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brachystegia allenii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126590, retrieved 9 December 2016

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