Millettia stuhlmannii Taub.

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Millettia stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Regulo Canda, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Millettia stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Regulo Canda, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Millettia stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Regulo Canda, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Millettia stuhlmannii

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
By small dam neary Garuzo motel

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Synonyms: Lonchocarpus mossambicensis Sim
Common names: Mutsara (Shona) Panga-panga (English)
Status: Native
Large spreading tree up to c. 20 m. Bark smooth, yellow to greenish-grey. Leaves large with 7-9 pairs of opposite leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets variable but mostly obovate-elliptic, c. 10 × 5 cm, pale green above, glaucous and finely white-hairy below; apex rounded, often notched. Flowers striking, large, lilac, in lax sprays up to 35 cm. Pod flat, woody, c. 25 cm, covered in golden-brown velvety hairs, dehiscent, split halves curling. Note: sought after for its durable hardwood, known as panga-panga, large specimens of this species are rapidly disappearing.
Derivation of specific name: stuhlmannii: named after Franz Ernst Stuhlmann, one time Acting Governor of Tanganyika and an avid collector of plants
Habitat: In riverine areas, forest and high rainfall woodland at low altitudes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1020 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 8 April 2007

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 106 - 108. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 224.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 245.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Millettia stuhlmannii
African Plant Database: Millettia stuhlmannii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Millettia stuhlmannii
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Millettia stuhlmannii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Millettia stuhlmannii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Millettia stuhlmannii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Millettia stuhlmannii
Ispot Southern Africa: Millettia stuhlmannii
JSTOR Plant Science: Millettia stuhlmannii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Millettia stuhlmannii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Millettia stuhlmannii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Millettia stuhlmannii
Tropicos: Millettia stuhlmannii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Millettia stuhlmannii., retrieved 26 April 2018

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