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Drypetes gerrardii

Species Information                       

 

 

Species name               

Drypetes gerrardii

Family

Putranjivaceae

Natural range

South Sudan; Burundi; Rwanda; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe; South Africa; Swaziland; Congo

Description      

 

 

Deciduous/evergreen

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

Size

Up to 15 m

Stem

Usually straight

Bark

Pale grey-brown, smooth

Leaves

Margin crenmate-dentate

Flowers

Yellow, axillary

Fruits

Golden-brown

Seeds

Small to 4 mm

Uses

Heavy white wood

Seed collection

 

 

Post harvest handling

Sow fresh
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

Slow

Expected survival rate

60%

PlantSearch link

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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