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Spathodea campanulata

Species Information                       

 

 

Species name               

Spathodea campanulata

Common name(s)         

Uganda forest frame tree (English), Munyara (Rutoro)

Family

Bignoniaceae

Natural range

Togo; Guinea; Côte d'Ivoire; Liberia; Gabon; Senegal; Rwanda; Burundi; Central African Republic; South Sudan; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Benin; Angola; Ethiopia; Uganda; Gambia; Guinea-Bissau; Nigeria; Cameroon; Sierra Leone; Equatorial Guinea; Congo; Tanzania, United Republic of; Sao Tomé and Principe

Description      

 

 

Deciduous/evergreen

Decidous

Size

Up to 35 m

Bark

Is fairly thin pale, grey brown in colour and smooth when young but forming grey-back,scale with prominent lenticles with age

Leaves

Opposite, compound imparipinate with 9 to 13 leaflets with conspicuous lenticels on the rachis and leaf petioles.

Flowers

Conscipicous red and orange inside large shaped trumpet, 5 petals and 4 stamens 2-25cm long

Fruits

Woody ascending 2 valve pod, dark brown often in pairs

Seeds

Numerous wind dispersed seeds
Uses Used in traditional medicine in Uganda and collected for firewood

Seed collection

 

 

Post harvest handling

Collect the follicles while they are beginning to open and remove the seeds manually

Long term storage

Recalcitrant and will not store
Propagation

 

 

Method

Seed

Soil media

Soil

Pretreatment

None

Depth sown

3-4 cm

Environment

Moist and soft environment

Expected success rate

70-80%

Establishment

 

 

Age/height to plant out  

3 months/16 cm

Shade requirements

Not required

Soil

Not specific

Protection requirements

Need to protect against browers

Expected growth rate

Fast

Expected survival rate

Over 75%

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This information was provided by Tooro Botanical Gardens, Uganda. For further information, or to
buy seeds or seedlings of this species, please contact: torobotanicalgardens@gmail.com