African Plant Database

Brachystegia microphylla Harms
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 397 (1900) 
Information on the genus : Brachystegia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Brachystegia tamarindoides subsp. microphylla (Welw. ex Benth.) Chikuni
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Brachystegia glaucescens Hutch. & Burtt Davy (1923)
=Brachystegia fischeri Taub. (1895)
=Brachystegia pectinata Sim (1909)
=Brachystegia robynsii De Wild. (1929)
=Brachystegia reticulata Hutch. & Burtt Davy (1923)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Semi-evergreen tree 4-20(-40) m; bole DBH 0,5-1,5 m; crown flat-topped, light, often like a Cedar; main branches ascending, other divaricate, spreading;
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland; widespread but mainly local, typically as pure dominant on crests and summits of rocky hills and escarpments, especially on granite; mixed with B. spiciformis or B. bussei and B. utilis, Faurea, Protea, etc.; sandy loams; etc..
  Treated as a subspecies of B. tamarindoides in Fl. Zambes.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 98
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