African Plant Database

Brachystegia bakeriana Hutch. & Burtt Davy
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 159 (1923)
Information on the genus : Brachystegia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Brachystegia obliqua Hutch. & Burtt Davy
=Brachystegia gairdnerae Hutch. & Burtt Davy (1923)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous shrub 2-6(-10) m tall, often coppicing, less often a slender tree to 6 m tall; rarely taller (to 12 m), stem DBH 12 cm; crown ± flat-topped or umbrella-shaped; branches slender, almost horizontal, ± 1,5 cm thick.
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Ecology : Kalahari sands; river banks; sporadic, forming dense thickets over shrubby Copaifera baumiana, Paropsia, Chrysophyllum spp., etc.; rarely with Brachystegia spiciformis or in degraded Cryptosepalum mavunda; indicates good sites for cultivation; etc...
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carte afrique num 61786
Record n°61786
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