FWTA 1: 489
Bos 2138 (BR, K, WAG); van Harten 16 (K, MO, WAG)
mbella (Mano) Kor (Sapo)
Very common, large, often emergent tree with a straight or sinuous bole and well-developed, thin and sharp buttresses that are yellowish – light brown in the edge; crown spreading and fine-textured. Slash yellowish-brown with black or purplish and white stripes. Leaf bipinnate, the numerous pinnae sub-opposite with numerous linear leaflets; small gland on petiole. Leaflets folding at night. Fruit is thin pod with winged seeds; the winged seeds are carried far by the wind. Seedlings can be found frequently. The wood of this species was much used to locally produce railway sleepers. See also PROTA database. Samanea dinklagei has similar but even smaller leaflets, and has the pinnae opposite with glands between the upper pinnae.