African Plant Database

Bolusanthus speciosus (Bolus) Harms
Information on the genus : Bolusanthus
Basionym : Lonchocarpus speciosus Bolus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lonchocarpus speciosus Bolus (1889)
Taxon infra-specific
Bolusanthus speciosus f. albescens Yakovlev (1972)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous graceful usually multistemmed tree 4-9 m; stem 30 cm d.b.h.; branchlets slender, pendulous; crown upright narrow; flowering with the young leaves.
Ecology : Coastal scrub; on Karroo basalt and with "mopane"; open woodland; to 900(-1350) m alt.
  Botswana; S. Africa. - Cultivated in Uganda.
  Fa. albescens Yakovlev with white flowers in Transvaal, but has also been reported from Zimbabwe.
  One of the most beautiful of the wild trees (flowers blue to mauve, pea-shaped, in loose terminal sprays to 30 cm long); an excellent garden subject. Also grown as a street tree (Zambia).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 1: t.23 (1921).
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Record n°62706
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