African Plant Database

Brachystegia bussei Harms
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 155 (1904) 
Information on the genus : Brachystegia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 6-20(-?30) m tall, usually reported as slender (trunk rarely to 50 cm ø); bark smooth, flaking in large thin irregular scales; crown ovoid or rounded or flattish and denser, rather loose, usually narrow, thin and open;
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland; typical on poor, dry, steep or overdrained, rocky slopes; notably coarse soils from quartzites, schists, granite; sometimes on heavy reddish soils; sandy clay soils; widespread; etc...
  Sterile specimens can be confused with B. spiciformis.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 109-110
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carte afrique num 61752
Record n°61752
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