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Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 3: 13 (1828) 
Information on the genus : Terminalia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Terminalia sericea var. huillensis Hiern
=Terminalia sericea var. angolensis Hiern p.p., excl. specim. Welw. 4285, 4339, 4340, 4343
=Terminalia angolensis O. Hoffm. (1880) 1881
=Terminalia angolensis Welw. ex Ficalho (1880) 1884, non O.Hoffm.
=Terminalia fischeri Engl. (1895)
=Terminalia nyassensis Engl. (1895)
=Terminalia brosigiana Engl. & Diels
=Terminalia bubu De Wild. & Ledoux (1929) excl. specim. Delevoy 354
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or bushy tree 3-12(-16) m high, with horizontal side branches (cf. T. brachystemma).
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Ecology : Brachystegia woodland and wooded grassland; Combretum- Terminalia savanna, often dominant or co-dominant; Acacia- Combretum-Terminalia tree savanna; Baikiaea and mopane woodland; lake basin chipya; margins of dambos; sandy soils; 450-1300 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree- Ht 3 - 16 m. Alt: 45 - 1920 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1973). Flora of Tropical East Africa Combretaceae: 85-86

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 247 (1937).
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 36: t.1407 (1963).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 61 (1985).
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