Ekebergia capensis
  • Ekebergia capensis
  • Ekebergia capensis
  • Ekebergia capensis
  • Ekebergia capensis

Ekebergia capensis

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Cape Ash

Ekebergia capensis is a tree in the family Meliaceae. It is commonly known as the Cape ash. Its range extends from the Eastern Cape of South Africa to Sudan and Ethiopia. It has been introduced onto Ascension Island.[1]

Description

Tree up to 30 meters tall which can be evergreen or semi-evergreen.  Can be up to 1 meter diameter at breast height and may be slightly buttressed or fluted at the base branchlets with white lenticels. Leaves imparipinnate, with petiole and rhachis up to 35 cm long. Leaflets opposite or subopposite. Flowers white or pinkish white, sweet-scented. Borne in cymose panicles. Fruits are Drupes.[2]

Habitat

Seasonally dry tropical biome,[1] often in edge environments of montane, mid-altitude or riparian forest. Can also be found in woodland and wooded grassland. Altitude between 600–2650 m.

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