African Plant Database

Bussea xylocarpa (Sprague) Sprague & Craib
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Bussea
Basionym : Calliandra xylocarpa Sprague
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Calliandra xylocarpa Sprague (1908)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 10-15 m.
Ecology : Brachystegia, Combretum woodland; favouring stoney soils.
  Endemic to a particular small area, downstream from the Cabora-Bassa dam site, Mozambique. With certainty known only from the original gathering (lacking flowers). - A further collection with only flowers from further south in Mozambique is uncertain

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 192,194
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carte afrique num 70923
Record n°70923
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