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A seedling from Kakteen-Haage.de.


The flowers from Sanbi.org.


A large tree by Willem Frost, Berkeley.edu.

Author:  Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1897
Family:  ANACARDIACEAE
Origin:  Botswana, Central African Republic, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Gravel - Sandy
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  100 Centimetres
Height:  3 - 22 Metres
Flower:  Creamy White - Greenish - Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Bastard Marula, False Marula
Synonyms:  Odina schweinfurthii, Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1883.
Lannea schweinfurthii var. acutifoliolata, Kokwaro.
Lannea schweinfurthii
var. schweinfurthii
Lannea schweinfurthii
var. stuhlmannii, Kokwaro.
Lannea schweinfurthii
var. tomentosa, Kokwaro.

This member of the Anacardiaceae family was given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1897. It is found in Botswana, Central African Republic, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained sandy soil or grit, with quite some water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow 100 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from three to 22 metres in height. The flowers are from creamy white over greenish to yellow..

The genera name from the Latin Ilana, which refers to the woolly hairy surface of the young leaves of the tree. The species name after Georg August Schweinfurth, 1836 - 1926, a Russian born, German botanist and ethnologist who explored East Central Africa.


The leaves by BT Wursten, Zimbabweflora.co.zw.