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Genus: Brachystegia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae

About 30 species, native to tropical Africa, with seven species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Brachystegia allenii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Brachystegia boehmii (Mufuti, Prince-of-Wales' feathers)

Brachystegia manga

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Brachystegia spiciformis

Brachystegia stipulata

Recorded from Mozambique.


Brachystegia tamarindoides

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Brachystegia utilis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.



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