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Brachylaena huillensis

Species Information                       

 

 

Species name               

Brachylaena huillensis

Common name(s)         

muhuhu, muhugu

Family

Compositae

Natural range

Angola; Kenya; Mozambique; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zimbabwe

Description      

 

 

Deciduous/evergreen

Evergreen, very long and clear bole with high, open crown

Size

Up to 36 m

Stem

Usually straight but can be multistemmed

Bark

Grey and rough, peeling longitudinally

Leaves

Narrowly elliptic, discolourous, silvery underneath

Flowers

White or greenish-yellow

Uses

Carving and timber of high quality and very durable

Seed collection

 

 

Post harvest handling

Unknown

Long term storage

Unknown
Propagation

 

 

Method

Seed

Soil media

1:1:1 peat, sand, perlite; otherwise easy in soil

Pretreatment

None

Depth sown

3 cm

Environment

Greenhouse 22-25C / under shade in ambient conditions 17-20C

Dark/light conditions

Not known

Expected success rate

80%

Establishment

 

 

Age/height to plant out  

1 year

Soil

Basalt derived acid soil or forest soil; others unknown

Aftercare requirements

Plant in early main rains

Expected growth rate

Medium

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This information was provided by Brackenhurst Botanic Garden, Kenya. For further information, or to
buy seeds or seedlings of this species, please contact: mjlni@yahoo.com Tel: +254 729 638 738