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BREXIACEAE

Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania

Jon C. Lovett, Chris K. Ruffo, Roy E. Gereau & James R.D. Taplin
Illustrations by Line Sørensen & Jilly Lovett

BREXIACEAE

Brexia madagascariensis (Lam.) Ker Gawl.
Syn. FTEA: NC.
Syn. TTCL: NC.
Syn. other: Under Escalloniaceae in FTEA.
Local names: Mfurugudu (S).
Bole: Small. To 10 m.
Bark: NR.
Slash: NR.
Leaf: Simple. Alternate.
Petiole: 1 – 2 cm.
Lamina: Medium to large. 3.5 – 35 × 2 – 7.6 cm. Oblong/linear-oblong. Rounded/cuneate. Retuse. Entire/serrate/spinously toothed. Glabrous.
Domatia: Absent.
Glands: Absent.
Stipules: Present, falling.
Thorns & Spines: Absent.
Flower: Cream. Axillary cymes/false umbels.
Fruit: Ovoid/oblong 4 – 10 × 1.9 – 3 cm. 5 ribbed.
Ecology: Groundwater and lowland dry forest. Mangroves. Thicket.
Distr: C. Mozambique. Madagascar.
Notes: NR.
Uses: The wood is hard and used for firewood, poles and tool handles. Fruits are edible.
Last Updated: 15 June 2017