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Markhamia lutea, Siala (Luo), Mobet (Nad), Kumusoola (Luh)

September 8, 2009

Indigenous to western Kenya where it is widely used for firewood, charcoal, timber, furniture, poles, walking sticks, and as banana prop.

The wood is very resistant to termites.

The tree can be found growing up to 2000 m. Withstands acid, heavy clay soils, but not waterlogging. preferrs red loam. Has deep roots.

Grows from seeds and cuttings.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. vivian permalink
    September 8, 2009 10:08:40 pm

    does this mean you are/have been in Kenya? this tree sounds similar to the hardy mountain trees of the southwestern US.

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