Khaya nyasica Stapf ex Baker f.

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 40: 42 (1911)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is SE. Kenya to S. Tropical Africa. It is a tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.


Native to:

Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • (2022). epublication.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215. [Cited as Khaya anthotheca.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 1, 2018 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [15] Zimbabwe K000432185 Type Yes
Aug 1, 2018 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [15] Zimbabwe K000432184 Syntype Yes
Aug 1, 2018 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [15] Mozambique K001208179 Syntype Yes
Feb 1, 2017 Stolz, A [1626] Tanzania K001208492 Yes
Richmond, R.G. [2] Tanzania K004794876 Yes
[J.E. Hughes] [s.n.] South Africa K004794912 Yes
Semsei, S.R. [S758] Tanzania K004794869 Yes
Greenway [4711] Tanzania K004794863 Yes
Jefford, T.G.; Juniper, B.E.; Newbould, J. [2436] Tanzania K004794852 Yes
Angus, A. [1748] Zambia K004794909 Yes
Hornby, R.M. [2713] Mozambique K004794925 Yes
Astle, W.L. [4722] Zambia K004794906 Yes
Burtt Davy, J. (Dr.) [20886] Zambia K004794908 Yes
Semsei, S.R. [S1300] Tanzania K004794855 Yes
s.coll. [3044] Tanzania K004794862 Yes
White, F. [2461] Zambia K004794907 Yes
Faulkner, H.G. [17] Mozambique K004794927 Yes
Mendonça, F.A. [2680] Mozambique K004794921 Yes
Swynnerton, C.F.M. [1119] Mozambique K004794923 Yes
Frontier-Tanzania Coastal Forest Research Programme [3061] Tanzania K001636235 Yes
Burtt, B.D. [6243] Tanzania K001636233 Yes
Taylor, D.A.H. [259] Tanzania K004794857 Yes
Wigg, L.T. [470] Tanzania K004794856 Yes
[Maughan Brown] [2883] Tanzania K004794861 Yes
Procter, J. [1932] Tanzania K004794871 Yes
Haerdi [175/0] Tanzania K004794875 Yes
Andrada; Mendonça, F.A. [1417] Mozambique K004794918 Yes
s.coll. [3045] Tanzania K004794868 Yes
Burtt, B.D. [6243] Tanzania K004794859 Yes
Jacob, B. [2] Tanzania K004794854 Yes
Brenan, J.P.M.; Greenway, P.J. [7816] Zambia K004794911 Yes
Semsei, S.R. [S873] Tanzania K004794870 Yes
Brenan, J.P.M.; Greenway, P.J. [7816] Zambia K004794913 Yes
Taylor, D.A.H. [257] Tanzania K004794851 Yes
Gomes Pedro, J. [4432] Mozambique K004794928 Yes
Torre, A.R. [2953] Mozambique K004794919 Yes
Ruffo [800] Tanzania K004794874 Yes
Patel, H. [7261] Mozambique K000545222 Yes
Johnson [30] Mozambique K004794924 Yes
Drummond, R.B.; Hemsley, J.H. [3115] Tanzania K004794880 Yes
Semsei, S. [943] Tanzania K004794873 Yes
Haarer, A. [1935] Tanzania K004794849 Yes
Stolz, A. [1626] Tanzania K004794878 Yes
Stolz, A. [1626] Tanzania K004794865 Yes
Dawe, M.T. [641] Uganda K004794848 Yes
Stolz, A. [1626] Tanzania K004794864 Yes
Schmidt, H.H.; Mhoro, B.; Mwangoka, M.A. [1196] Tanzania K004794867 Yes
Herning, H.R. [FH2263] Tanzania K004794853 Yes
Semsei, S.R. [S1025] Tanzania K004794881 Yes
Haarer, A. [1935] Tanzania K004794850 Yes
Eggeling, W.J. [6186] Tanzania K004794866 Yes
Procter, J. [1932] Tanzania K004794872 Yes
[Maughan Brown] [2883] Tanzania K004794860 Yes
Johnson, W.H. [s.n.] Mozambique K004794917 Yes
Groenendijk, E.M.C. [2136] Mozambique K004794922 Yes
Taylor, D.A.H. [259] Tanzania K004794858 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Trinidad and Tobago K004794975 Yes
Gomes e Sousa, A. [4326] Mozambique K004794920 Yes
Gomes e Sousa, A. [4326] Mozambique K004794916 Yes
Mutimushi, J.M. [1534] Zambia K001208489 No
Greenway [4711] Tanzania K004794879 Yes
Holst, C. [8870a] Tanzania K004794877 Yes
Mitchell, B.L. [2704] Zambia K004794910 Yes
Faulkner, H.G. [17] Mozambique K004794926 Yes


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