Daniellia alsteeniana (mulombe)
Daniellia alsteeniana flowers
Daniellia alsteeniana P.A.Duvign.
mulombe (Kiyaka and Kitshok, southern Democratic Republic of Congo)
Not currently assessed.
Dry forest, dense woodland, and ‘chipya’ woodland (a more open woodland assemblage with a dense, fire-prone grass and herb layer, believed to be a fire-derived habitat).
Timber and gum resin harvesting.
About this species
Daniellia alsteeniana is typically the tallest and most conspicuous tree of the escarpment woodlands and dry forests over sandy soils in northeastern Angola. In April and May, large pink flowers, held on long branches extending above the leafy crown, form spectacular pink masses that can be seen from a distance.
Daniellia alsteeniana was frequently encountered by a Kew-led botanical team in the remote Lagoa Carumbo region of northeastern Angola during a field expedition in April-May 2011.