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Ekebergia capensis

Species Information                       

 

 

Species name               

Ekebergia capensis

Common name(s)         

mununga (KIK)

Family

Meliaceae

Natural range

Senegal; Gambia; Guinea-Bissau; Guinea; Sierra Leone; Liberia; Burkina Faso; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Benin; Togo; Nigeria; Cameroon; South Sudan; Central African Republic; Ethiopia; Eritrea; Kenya; Uganda; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Burundi; Rwanda; Angola; Zambia; Botswana; Zimbabwe; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of; Swaziland; South Africa

Description      

 

 

Deciduous/evergreen

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

Size

Up to 30 m

Stem

Usually straight, buttressed

Bark

Pale grey-brown, cracking in small rectangular scales

Leaves

Compound with 7-10 leaflets

Flowers

White-cream in cymes

Fruits

Yellow or red subglobose on long stalks

Seeds

2-4 seeds per fruit

Uses

Tough, hard wood for carpentry

Seed collection

 

 

Post harvest handling

Sow fresh

Long term storage

Poor
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

Shade requirements

None

Soil

Basalt derived acid soil or forest soil; others unknown

Aftercare requirements

Plant in early main rains

Expected growth rate

Fast

Expected survival rate

80%

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