Definition of Brachystegia
1. Noun. Small genus of tropical African timber trees having pale golden heartwood uniformly striped with dark brown or black:.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Caesalpinioideae, Subfamily Caesalpinioideae
Member holonyms: Brachystegia Speciformis, Msasa
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brachystegia
Literary usage of Brachystegia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Assessment of the Value of Woodland Landscape Function to Local Communities by Tim Lynam (2003)
"... A1 : Miombo woodland, The miombo woodlands found ¡n the area comprise three subtypes, based on the dominant speci es as fol lows: A1a: brachystegia ..."
2. The Miombo in Transition: Woodlands and Welfare in Africa by Bruce Morgan Campbell (1996)
"Sediment cores containing brachystegia pollen and covering various periods of the past 38 000 years have been recovered from the highlands of Zimbabwe ..."
3. In the Shade of an Acacia Tree: Memoirs of a Health Officer in Africa, 1945-1959 by Frank L. Lambrecht (1991)
"Composition of miombo varies but is essentially based upon two kinds of trees: brachystegia spp. and ... In Tanganyika, brachystegia- ..."
4. Catalogue of the African Plants by William Philip Hiern, Alfred Barton Rendle, Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch (1901)
"On trunks of almost dead Leguminosa in woods of Panda (brachystegia) near the lake of the Hippopotami ... and brachystegia tamarindo/des Welw. vel aff. ..."