Brachystegia utilis Hutch. & Burtt Davy

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Brachystegia utilis

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Mussapa pequeno crossing, road to Chikukwa, lower Chimanimani Mts

Brachystegia utilis

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Mussapa pequeno crossing, road to Chikukwa, lower Chimanimani Mts

Brachystegia utilis

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Mussapa pequeno crossing, road to Chikukwa, lower Chimanimani Mts

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Tree to 20 m tall. Young branchlets pubescent. Leaves 5−13 cm long. Leaflets in 6−10 contiguous pairs, the middle ones 2.5−6 × 0.8−1.8 cm. Dormant axillary buds globose.
Derivation of specific name: utilis: useful
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 86 - 112. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 121.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 245. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 212.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 243.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 43.

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 112 - 113. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 90 - 91.

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Flora of Malawi: Brachystegia utilis
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Brachystegia utilis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brachystegia utilis
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachystegia utilis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachystegia utilis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachystegia utilis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystegia utilis
Plants of the World Online: Brachystegia utilis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Brachystegia utilis
Tropicos: Brachystegia utilis
Wikipedia: Brachystegia utilis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Brachystegia utilis., retrieved 31 March 2020

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