robusta ssp. Burch.
clavigera (E.Mey.) Brenan
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Places where this species can be found :
- Yapei (c. 30km SW Tamale) - NSBPGHANA
InterestA thick ring of white sapwood surrounds the pink-brown hardwood. The wood is fairly heavy (850-880 kg/m3) with a medium to coarse even texture, and is moderately durable though brittle. It is moderately susceptible to borer and termite attack unless water-seasoned and highly susceptible to sapstain. The wood has been used for utility furniture and shelving, but is generally unsuitable for working as it warps. Old trees are often affected by dry rot and borers (Timberlake et al. 1999, Wickens et al. 1995).
Other NotesSpecies characteristics : The species either develops into a small/ medium sized tree to 12 m growing on heavy often rocky soils in woodland scrub (subsp. robusta), or into a larger riverine tree up to 25 m. found commonly along river banks, drainage lines or margins of pans. Common names: Mozambique: M'gaze (Cheringoma), Mangamazi (Chizonga), Mussadze (Sena); Zambia: MuNga (Tok), MuNgaomunsi (Sik), Munyenyengwe (Chitonga), Munyenyengwe (Tonga (valley)). Distribution: Botswana (Chobe); Malawi (Mangochi, Chikwawa); Mozambique (Sulo do save, Gaza, Tete, Maputo, Inhambane, Manica e Sofala); South Africa (Transvaal, Natal, Cape, Pietermaritzburg, Port St. Johns, Ubombo, Lydenburg, Ingwavuma); Swaziland (Stegi, Manzini, Lubombo, Shiselweni); Tanzania (Uzaramo, Lindi, Kilwa); Zambia (Southern, Eastern, Gwembe); Zimbabwe (Binga, Beitbridge, Hwange, Guruve, Gokwe, Hurungwe, Chiredzi, Chipinge, Bulawayo, Mwenezi, Darwin, Ndanga, Masvingo, Shangani, Centenary); Namibia (Caprivi Oos). Specimen total: 216 Degree squares: 46 Collection years: 1892-1996 Phenology: Flowering period: Jan(8), Feb(2), Jul(1), Aug(10), Sep(5), Oct(3), Nov(1), Dec(5); Fruiting period: Jan(7), Feb(3), Mar(2), Apr(7), May(6), Jun(7), Jul(3), Aug(3), Sep(3), Oct(3), Nov(1), Dec(2) Altitude range: 15-1067m
CollectorBarnes, R. D.