Silver Cluster-leaf

Terminalia sericea (?)

Terminalia probably sericea, from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Tree growing on the Elgeyo Escarpment, Iten, Kenya. Dec. 2015.

LEAVES: Alternate and simple leaves appear clustered near the branch tips. Undersides are silvery. Margins simple.

TREE: The bark is scaly and dark brown. This example was about 5 meters tall.

FLOWERS: The flowers are white with five points and arrayed in spikes.

RANGE: Naturally occurring in savanna habitats from East to South Africa.

FRUIT: The winged fruits occur in clusters.


Combretaceae -- Leadwood Family

bark of Terminalia sericea, from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 15 January 2016