Dalbergiella nyasae Baker f.

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Dalbergiella nyasae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Birchenough Bridge - Masvingo rd nr Bikita

Dalbergiella nyasae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Birchenough Bridge - Masvingo rd nr Bikita

Dalbergiella nyasae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Birchenough Bridge - Masvingo rd nr Bikita

Dalbergiella nyasae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Osborne Dam RP

Dalbergiella nyasae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Osborne Dam RP

Dalbergiella nyasae

Photo: Rob Burrett
Tere Ruin, just outside Mutoko.

Dalbergiella nyasae

Photo: Rob Burrett
Tere Ruin, just outside Mutoko.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mane-pod (English) Munyamhanji (Shona) Munyenza (Shona) Muswati (Shona) Muvengahonye (Shona)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized deciduous tree. Leaves crowded near the ends of branches, imparipinnate with 6-9 pairs of oval leaflets and a terminal leaflet. Flowers produced in profusion before the leaves in long many-flowered sprays, whitish-cream to pink with a dark mauve centre. Stems and flower stalks covered in dense brown velvety hairs. Pod flattened, oblong, distinctly fringed with a mane of long brown hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nyasae: from Nyasaland (Malawi).
Habitat: In deciduous woodland and thicket.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1100 m
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 1 September 2016
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 81 - 83. (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 157. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 246.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 97.


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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: Dalbergiella nyasae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131100, retrieved 28 September 2016

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