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Markhamia lutea

Species Information                       

 

 

Species name               

Markhamia lutea

Common name(s)         

muu, mho, muho (KIK)

Family

Bignoniaceae

Natural range

Gabon; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Cameroon; Kenya; Central African Republic; Ghana; Burundi; Equatorial Guinea; Congo; South Sudan; Uganda; Togo; Côte d'Ivoire; Nigeria; Rwanda

Description      

 

 

Deciduous/evergreen

Evergreen, very long and clear bole with high crown

Size

Up to 30 m

Stem

Usually straight

Bark

Reddish-brown, often fluted

Leaves

Compound, 7-11 leaflets

Flowers

Bright yellow

Fruits

Brown, twisted, linear

Seeds

Prolific, papery

Uses

Timber, poles, medicine, tool handles

Seed collection

 

 

Time of year

All year

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  

1-2 years

Shade requirements

Plant in shade

Soil

Basalt derived acid soil or forest soil; others unknown

Aftercare requirements

Plant in early main rains

Expected growth rate

Fast

Expected survival rate

90%

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