ANDROSTACHYS JOHNSONII PDF
Androstachys johnsonii Prain [family EUPHORBIACEAE], in Bull. Misc. Inform., Kew (); – (). —Hutchinson in F.T.A. 6, 1: Androstachys johnsonii is a tree that can grow up to 30 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for up to 15 metres and 60 – 90cm in. Androstachys johnsonii Prain. Higher Classification. Dicotyledons. Family. PICRODENDRACEAE. Synonyms. Androstachys subpeltatis (Sim) Phillips, Weihea.
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Androstachys johnsoniithe Lebombo ironwoodis a medium-sized Afrotropical tree species, and the sole member of the genus Androstachys in the Picrodendraceae. It is slow-growing, evergreen to deciduous,  and dioeciouswith flowers that are wind-pollinated.
It is native to southeastern Africa and Madagascarwhere it generally occurs gregariously on rocky hillsides, particularly in hot and dry situations. Its specific name commemorates W. Johnson, a 19th-century Director of Agriculture in Mozambique. Its timber is of economical interest. The wood is extremely hard and durable. Here it is used for flooring, for which it is well-suited, and is commonly jojnsonii for pillars of huts and fences.
South African tourist operators in Mozambique used it extensively for building structures near or in sea water. It forms dense shrub-like thickets and thrives in hot and dry climates with well drained soils, especially on rocky hillsides or along seasonal watercourses. Flowering time is October—November. Female flowers are yellow and are at the end of a long, white hairy stalk.
The fruit is bright green at first and ripens to a light yellow or reddish brown and is covered in fine bristle-like hairs. Their dimensions are 6.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lebombo ironwood Scientific classification Kingdom: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Androstachys johnsonii – Useful Tropical Plants
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