African Plant Database

Brachystegia spiciformis Benth.
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London 25: 312 (1866) 
Information on the genus : Brachystegia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Brachystegia lujae De Wild.
=Brachystegia spiciformis var. kwangensis Hoyle
=Brachystegia spiciformis var. schmitzii Hoyle
=Brachystegia spiciformis var. latifoliolata (De Wild.) Hoyle
=Brachystegia mpalensis var. latifoliolata De Wild.
=Brachystegia spiciformis var. mpalensis (Micheli) Hoyle
=Brachystegia mpalensis Micheli (1897)
=Brachystegia appendiculata Benth. (1866)
=Brachystegia itoliensis Taub. (1895)
=Brachystegia hockii De Wild. (1913)
=Brachystegia oliveri Taub. (1895)
=Brachystegia randii Baker f. (1899)
=Brachystegia euryphylla Harms (1904)
=Brachystegia edulis Hutch. & Burtt Davy (1923)
=Brachystegia taubertiana Hutch. & Burtt Davy (1923)
=Brachystegia bragaei Harms (1901)
=Brachystegia trijuga R.E. Fr.
=Brachystegia venosa Hutch. & Burtt Davy (1923)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Semi-evergreen tree 5-30(-40) m to stunted treelet 1-4 m tall; bark deeply to shallowly fissured longitudinally; crown rounded to spreading, flatter with age; foliage pendulous.
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Ecology : Miombo deciduous woodlands; muteshi thicket; rarely fringing dambos; usually badly drained, over-drained and very poor and shallow soils; tolerating a wide range of soil, climate and exposure; etc..
  NE Soutpansberg in S. Africa (Sabonet News 5: 170-172, 2000; ibidem 6: 209-211, 2001; Veld & Flora 88: 16-17, 2002; Bothalia 31: 43-44, 2001).
  Not known in the wild state; cultivated throughout the tropics.
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