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Burkea africana

   (Family: Leguminosae)
Afrikaans: Wildesering English: Wild seringa  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Tree
Tree No.: 197
Height: 5 - 8m
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Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Biome: Thicket
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Leaf type
Leaf size 100 - 350mm
  Leaf info EDIT
  Leaflets are oval and silvery when they are young and marked with brown spots
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Description EDIT
Burkea africana is a deciduous, medium-sized, spreading, flat-topped tree.
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Distribution EDIT
Burkea africana is widely distributed in tropical Africa and in sub tropical regions southwards to Namibia, Botswana and the Limpopo, North West, Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa. It is a common and characteristic tree of sandy soils in dry deciduous bushveld and woodlands.
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