Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water), Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Yellow with maroon flecks, bell-shaped, 2-3 mm long, with spreading lobes. They appear on the old wood, in racemes, during Spring to Summer
Bark / Stem type
The leaves are opposite, compound and imparipinnate, which means it has leaflets on either side of the stalk and ends in a terminal leaflet. It has 2-4 pairs of leaflets, the lowermost pair is the smallest and each pair increases in size towards the terminal leaflet. There may be fine yellowish hairs on both surfaces of the leaf, but the upper surface will lose these hairs by maturity. The leaf margins are entire or finely toothed. The petiolules are almost absent and petiole is 40-90 mm long
The fruits are slender, bean-like capsules
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Anonymous 22 March 2012 05:58
This is Markhamia obtusifolia from Norther Botswana. M. zanzibarica has small, maroon flowers.
ADMINISTRATOR 22 March 2012 08:15
Thank you very much, we really appreciate your contribution.
We have added Markhamia obtusifolia and moved the photographs over.