Comprehensive Description

Read full entry


Small to medium-sized deciduous tree up to c. 10 m tall. Bark grey, rough, more or less deeply fissured vertically and cracked horizontally. Leaves compound, 6-15 cm long; rhachis channelled above; leaflets in 3-6 pairs, ovate-elliptical to almost rectangular, 2-7 cm long, middle pairs being largest, hairless, bluish-grey when mature, bright maroon-red when young; midvein central. Leaflets often twisted at angles to the main axis, giving a distinctive louvred effect. Stipules persistent, linear to sickle-shaped. Inflorescences in short axillary and terminal branched heads up to c. 7 × 7 cm. Flowers with small white sepals. Pod oblong to obovate, 9-16 cm long, at right angles to the peduncle, pinkish-brown.


Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!