Missouri Botanical Garden. 197. Pages 60 - 61. LOCAL NAMES: Apasa, orusi, Fula-Fulfulde.  The tree may only produce fruit every second year. Free and Open Access to Biodiversity Data. Accessed on 2020/11/24. ; JB) gormèl (JB) j˚ororkijigai (K&A) kokobi (JB) tiumborki (K&A) tumborki (JB) (SENEGAL, FULA-PULAAR (Senegal)), Burkill, H.M. 1985. 3. tiumborki (K (SENEGAL, TUKULOR), Burkill, H.M. 1985. View. Conservation: National Status: L C. (Least Concern). Common Name: Burkea. Hello! Plant Description: Burkea africana is an attractive tree that does well in a sandy soil and can tolerate some frost. The Tree: A small to medium-sized tree, 50 to 70 ft in height, with a bole length of 15 to 20 ft; trunk diameters 1 to 2 ft. Heart of the tree is often decayed. Cite this page: Tropicos.org. Name Language; Rhodesian seringa: English: wildesering: Afrikaans: Propose photo.  (Sep-Nov). Reference page. This unarmed Tree is up to 15m high.  The bipinnate Leaves have elliptic leaflets.  Whitish, zygomorphic, 5-merous Flowers are in pendulous spikes.  Fruit is a thin indehiscent pod with 1 Seed.  africana – from Africa.  This is the only species of the genus Burkea in southern Africa. Angiosperms. This site uses cookies to improve your browsing experience. Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lotter, M.C. Title Flora Zambesiaca Publication Sheds Part of Its Foliage During Winter/Autumn. Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (19) ... Common names: Frequency: Status: Native: Description: Deciduous tree, to 8 m. Bark rough, both vertically and horizontally fissured.  Glands are lacking. Accessed: 2019 November 11. Here the leaves may be stripped by the larvae. Common names: wild seringa (Eng. Plant Type: Tree. The tree is commonly known for its toxic milky latex that exudes from all parts of it. Other Names: Mucarala, mgando, maccarati, siri. The fruits of Burkea superficially resemble a Terminalia, but Burkea is readily separated by its compound leaves. Plant Type: Tree. africana is small-leaved and subsp. Published on the internet. COMMON NAMES: Burkea,wild seriga. Pages 60 - 61. Common Name: Wild syringa. Taxonomy. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Family: Fabaceae. Tons of creative content coming your way! Required fields are marked *. USEFUL PART(s): Bark, twigs. Schmidt, S. Lotter, M. & McCleland, W. 2002.  The superior, partially sunken Ovary is densely hairy.  It has a short, thick Style and a funnel-shaped Stigma, which is slit down one side. nayassana is large-leaved. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Jacana, Johannesburg. Geelsering (a), Geel-sering (a), Geelseringhout (a), Grootsering (a), … This pod dehisces on both sides and may break into segments. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Accessed: 2019 November 11. Burkea africana. ... IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Burkea africana JSTOR Plant Science: Burkea africana Kew Herbarium catalogue: Burkea africana The Fabaceae are recognisable by their fruit and by their pinnately compound Leaves. Seeds are difficult to cultivate and trees are slow growing.  Roots provide a red dye.  Twigs show antimicrobial activity against a wide variety of bacteria and fungi – supporting the use as a chewing-stick for dental care. Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Trees and Shrubs of Mpumalanga and the Kruger National Park. Keith Coates Palgrave Trees of Southern Africa, edn 3. EVERYTHING and ANYTHING about plants and gardening in South Africa. Flowers are bisexual and bracteate. Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. Leaves may also be simple and usually have stipules – some of which may be spinescent. Published online.  The Margin is entire (with a continuous margin, not in any way indented). ... Common name. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress. Published on the internet. Distribution: The species Burkea africana can be found in East African regions of sub-Saharan Africa. ... IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Burkea africana JSTOR Plant Science: Burkea africana Kew Herbarium catalogue: Burkea africana Other Common Names: Mgando, Mkarati, Msangala (Tanzania). ); mpulu (Tsonga), monato (Tswana); monatô (Northern Sotho); mufhulu (Venda) SA Tree No: 197 var. Right click and save this QR code to add to your plant Label. Burkea africana common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link. Common names. International Plant Names Index. Burkea africana. (Includes a picture). Tenth Printing 1965.  Bark contains alkaloids and tannins and extracts can be used for tanning. The useful plants of west tropical Africa, Vol. Common names: Red Seringa, White Seringa, Wild Seringa, Seringa tree. The Tree: The tree grows to a height of 50-70 ft (15.2-21.3m), with a diameter of 12-24 in. This attractive tree does well in a sandy soil and can tolerate some frost. The wood is used for firewood and to produce charcoal National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Burkea africana ( Wild or Red syringa) Botanical name: Burkea africana. Coates Palgrave, M. 2002. (Pea, bean or legume family). Accessed November 11 2019. The dense hard Wood is pale yellow to yellowish brown.  The sapwood must be treated to prevent borer attack.  The wood is lustrous and takes a fine polish. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. It has creamy-white flowers followed by tassels, which hang on the leafless tree from September to November.  Nailing may cause splitting and pre-boring will help overcome this.  The Heartwood is used for fence posts, parquet flooring, railway sleepers, mortars and attractive furniture.  The centre of the bowl is often defective.  Wood is an excellent Fuel.  Caterpillars of the moth (Cirina forda), which have a wingspan in excess of 10cm, consume the Leaves.  These caterpillars also provide food for the local people.  They are boiled and lightly roasted and may also be dried and stored.  Leaves may be toxic to stock. Distribution: Widely distributed in dry savanna forests from Nigeria southward to to Transvaal. Categories: Trees. NAME: Burkea africana. van Wyk, B. Burkea africana Hook. Burkea africana common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link. Tree growing in woodland savannah Photograph by: JMK Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0. Ochna holstii/Red ironwood/Common Forest Ochna/Indigenous ... Zahna africana/Mtukumpata/Velvet Fruit Zanha/Indigenous ... Name * Email * Website. Plant Type: Tree. ... IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Burkea africana JSTOR Plant Science: Burkea africana Kew Herbarium catalogue: Burkea africana Balkema, Amsterdam, Cape Town. Burkea africana, the wild syringa (Bambara: siri), is a deciduous, medium-sized, spreading, flat-topped tree belonging to the family Caesalpiniaceae.The genus was named in honour of Joseph Burke, the botanist and collector. Calodendrum capense. The Gum is edible.  Dried, crushed bark is used as a fish poison. Trees of southern Africa. Burkea africana Hook.  The Bracts (modified leaves associated with reproductive structures like cone scales and inflorescence axis) are small and are persistent until the flowers open.  Individual flowers are zygomorphic (irregular flower: when corolla is divisible into 2 equal halves in one plane only).  The Calyx is campanulate (bell shaped) having a short tube with 5 rounded lobes.  The lobes are longer than the tube and are valvate (meeting by the edge without overlapping).  The 5 free, imbricate (with overlapping edges) Petals are obovate-oblong and up to 5mm long.  There are 10 nearly equal Stamens and each is about 5mm long.  The Anthers have a sessile apical gland.  A single Pistil (a unit of the Gynoecium, the female element of the flower, composed of the Ovary, Style and Stigma) is present. Taxonomy of Vascular Plants. Missouri Botanical Garden. Common names. After the Orchidaceae and the Asteraceae, the Fabaceae is the third largest Angiosperm (flowering plants) family with 700+ genera and close to 20 000 species. ; This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to NW. The Petiole (leaf stalk) has a swollen base and is up to 10cm long (photo 174). Distribution: Widely distributed in dry savanna forests from Nigeria southward to to Transvaal. Burkea africana. 18 Aug 2020 This unarmed, flat-topped or rounded crowned Tree (photo 162) may reach 18m high.  The Trunk may reach a diameter of up to 80 cm.  The Bark is rough, dark grey, fissured and is often flaking (photo 159).  Green lichen may be present.  The inner bark is either pink to dull red or purplish brown. original illustration from the 'Trees of Central Africa' Burkea africana Hook. A graceful, low-branching, flat-topped tree. Distribution: The species Burkea africana can be found in East African regions of sub-Saharan Africa. Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (19) ... Common names: Frequency: Status: Native: Description: Deciduous tree, to 8 m. Bark rough, both vertically and horizontally fissured. (Pea, bean or legume family). 2019. Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. var. Other Common Names: Mgando, Mkarati, Msangala (Tanzania). (30-61mm) with boles that average 15-20 ft (4.6-6.1m) in length. Published online. Family: Fabaceae Lindl. The pale brown, thin, coriaceous (leathery), flattened, elliptic, Fruit is an indehiscent Pod that is up to 8 x 2,5cm.  The stipitate (supported by a short stipe or a short stalk) pods, which are wing-like, hang in clusters that mature by July but may remain on the tree for months.  Each pod usually holds one compressed Seed (photo 679). I'm Tamara, the woman behind Zoona Nova. Old leaves are often marked with brown spots. & Schmidt, E. 2018. Distribution: Widely distributed in dry savanna forests from Nigeria southward to to Transvaal. GENERAL USES: The wood of the plant is used for heavy construction, flooring, furniture, railway sleepers, poles and so on. Free and Open Access to Biodiversity Data.  They are bipinnate (Compound: twice pinnate.  The central axis or rachis has lateral “branches” not leaflets and the leaflets are on these side pinnae “branches” – photo 175).  Each leaf consists of 2-3 pairs of pinnae and each pinna has 4-9 well-spaced, alternate Leaflets (photo 177)  Each grey-green, blue-green to dark green leaflet is roughly elliptic and up to 6 x 3cm.  The terminal leaflet is not centrally placed.  Leaflet Veins are difficult to see – unless viewed against a strong light (photo 494). After the Orchidaceae and the Asteraceae, the Fabaceae is the third largest Angiosperm (flowering plants) family with 700+ genera and close to 20 000 species. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Family: Fabaceae, or Leguminosae. Irregular flowers have 4-5 sepals and 5 or less petals. Burkea africana, the wild syringa (Bambara: siri), is a deciduous, medium-sized, spreading, flat-topped tree belonging to the family Caesalpiniaceae.  The ends of young branches are broad, rusty-red to maroon with densely matted hair (photo 174).  This is a distinctive feature – especially in winter.  Roots can extend horizontally for many metres and are generally shallow. a-ñu (JB) (SENEGAL, BASARI), Burkill, H.M. 1985. Burkea africana Hook. Common Name: Wild syringa. COMMON NAMES: Burkea,wild seriga. The Plant List. Stamens have anthers that have 2 pollen sacs and there are usually at least twice the number of stamens as petals – often 10. Tree growing in woodland savannah ... Burkea africana is an attractive, deciduous shrub or tree, usually with a flat, spreading crown[308. 2019. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Missouri Botanical Garden. Pages 60 - 61. The genus name is derived from the Greek, dis, meaning two; chroos, meaning colour; and stachys, meaning spike. Local Tree genera include Acacia (Vauchellia, Senegalia), Albizia, Bauhinia, Bolusanthus, Burkea, Calpurnia, Colophospermum, Cyclopia, Dichrostachys, Erythrina, Erythrophleum, Faidherbia, I… ); wildesering (Afr. Slow growing, but excellent.  The flower buds are green-yellow. Burkea africana. Burkea africana Family: Leguminosae Burkea Other Common Names: Mgando, Mkarati, Msangala (Tanzania). Derivation of specific name: africana : African Spirostachys africana can grow up to 18 m in height. The compound leaves are silvery and quite often hairy. USEFUL PART(s): Bark, twigs. Semi Frost Hardy – Is Able to Survive Moderately Low Temperatures. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. The Tree: A small to medium-sized tree, 50 to 70 ft in height, with a bole length of 15 to 20 ft; trunk diameters 1 to 2 ft. Heart of the tree is often decayed.  This tree is often associated with other trees including Terminalia sericea, Ochna pulchra, Colophospermum mopane, Pterocarpus angolensis and Combretum imberbe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Within D. cinerea subsp. africana, two varieties are recognized, based on the hairiness of the leaves. Wagon wheels were made from the wood. The Leaves are crowded towards the ends of branches and tend to droop. Burkea africana Hook. FAMILY: Caesalpiniaceae. Tropicos.org 2019. Trees and Shrubs Mozambique.  Publishing Print Matters (Pty) Ltd.  Noordhoek, Cape Town. (30-61mm) with boles that average 15 … Burkea africana. The wood is used for firewood and to produce charcoal Receive related notifications of new posts, based on your gardening interests, please let us know what you would like to receive updates on. Taxonomy. Pages 60 - 61. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. ... IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Burkea africana JSTOR Plant Science: Burkea africana Kew Herbarium catalogue: Burkea africana binarobé (JB; K&A) diororki diigahi (Aub. Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. The Tree: The tree grows to a height of 50-70 ft (15.2-21.3m), with a diameter of 12-24 in. Elephants eat the Branches and leaves and monkeys eat the Flowers and Pods.  Porcupines eat and may damage the Bark.  Monkeys consume the Flowers. Family: Fabaceae, or Leguminosae. Common Names. Struik, Cape Town. Bauhinia tomentosa (Yellow Bell Bauhinia), Quassia amara (Amargo, Bitter-ash, Bitter-wood). Common name (s): Wild or Red syringa. Lawrence, G. H. M, 1951. GENERAL USES: The wood of the plant is used for heavy construction, flooring, furniture, railway sleepers, poles and so on. Although initially susceptible to fires, mature trees tend to recover well after the passage of fire. Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Burkea africana - See link . Is Able to Survive Moderately Low Temperatures. Leaflets are usually entire. Media in category "Burkea africana" The following 18 files are in this category, out of 18 total. The genus was named in honour of Joseph Burke, the botanist and collector. Burkea africana. (Includes a picture). Other Names: Mucarala, mgando, maccarati, siri. Burkea africana, habitus, De Wildt 4x4, a.jpg 3,888 × 2,592; 5.66 MB Will Get Damaged and Possibly Killed During Periods of Frost. Palmer, E. & Pitman, N. 1972. Burkea. Family: Leguminosae. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Burkea (family Leguminosae).. Accessed November 11 2019. cordata Welw.  Flowers are small – up to 5mm wide and arranged in attractive pendulous Spikes (simple indeterminate inflorescence with sessile flowers on a single unbranched stalk).  These spikes are up to 24cm long. The record derives from ILDIS (data supplied on 2010-07-14) which reports it as an accepted name (record 918 []).. Synonyms: No synonyms are recorded for this name. Name derivation: Burkea – named after Joseph Burke (1812-1873) a widely travelled plant collector and hunter in the RSA from 1840-1842.  His trip is worth reading about – see ref. (Includes a picture). is an accepted name . Local Tree genera include Acacia (Vauchellia, Senegalia), Albizia, Bauhinia, Bolusanthus, Burkea, Calpurnia, Colophospermum, Cordyla, Cyclopia, Dichrostachys, Erythrina, Erythrophleum, Faidherbia, Indigofera, Mundulea, Peltophorum, Philenoptera, Piliostigma, Schotia and Xanthocercis. Struik, Cape Town. Regular flowers usually have 4-5 sepals and the same number of petals. The superior Ovary has one locule that may contain 1 or more ovules. Low Maintenance – Requires little maintenance. Other Common Names: Mgando, Mkarati, Msangala (Tanzania). Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day. Uganda and Cape Prov. Natural Resources Board, Harare. International Plant Names Index. Burkea. The Tree: A small to medium-sized tree, 50 to 70 ft in height, with a bole length of 15 to 20 ft; trunk Its characteristic bark is dark brown to black, thick, rough and neatly cracked into regular rectangular blocks that are arranged in longitudinal rows. Leguminosae. The bisexual, creamy-white Flowers are crowded towards the ends of branches.  They may appear before or with the new leaves.  They provide a white, mat-like mass. [family LEGUMINOSAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE] Type of Burkea africana Hook. RSA Tree No. The useful plants of west tropical Africa, Vol. The Stigma and Style are simple. This attractive tree does well in a sandy soil and can tolerate some frost. Common Name: Cape chestnut. Reference page. Burkea africana in Kew Science Plants of the World online. Seeds vary. Assessed: 2005 (W. Foden and L. Potter).  Petiolules (stalks of leaflets) are short. Name Language; Rhodesian seringa: English: wildesering: Afrikaans: Propose photo. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Most of subsaharan Africa. (Includes a picture). By browsing this website, you agree to our use of cookies. Burkea africana in Kew Science Plants of the World online. Tropicos.org 2019. FAMILY: Caesalpiniaceae. Burkea > africana: Burkea africana Hook. Burkea africana Hook. Your email address will not be published. Derivation of specific name: africana : African 3; & van Wyk, P. 1997 Field guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Genus: Burkea Benth. Prunus africana is a fast-growing, much branched, evergreen tree with a spherical crown; usually growing 10 - 24 metres tall with some specimens reaching 36 metres 332 Title These Trees are often found in deep, sandy soil in deciduous bushveld (a sub-tropical woodland ecoregion of southern Africa).  They occur in different woodland types from 50 to 1 700m.  They grow naturally in Gauteng – common round Pretoria, Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga, Mozambique (mainly central and north), Northern Namibia, Botswana (often in sandy soils) and northward towards Ethiopia and Nigeria.  This plant does best with annual rainfall from 1 000 to 1 200mm.  Larvae of the butterfly Apricot Playboy (Deudorix dinochares) feed on the Leaves. In South Africa Burkea africana is the favourite food plant for the moth Cirina forda. The fruits of Burkea superficially resemble a Terminalia, but Burkea is readily separated by its compound leaves. Most of subsaharan Africa. 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