Colvillea Racemosa

Colvillea Racemosa

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  • Botanical Name: Colvillea racemosa
  • Synonyms: Colvillea racemose Bojer.
  • Common Name: Colville's Glory
C. racemosa is a deciduous tree up to 20 m tall, with distinctive, large panicles of bright orange flowers. It is found within the dry forest and is thought to be pollinated by Sovimanga Sunbirds. The species occurs from sea level up to 300 m and occasionally as high as 700 m.


C. racemosa is used for construction, fences  and trunks are hollowed out as canoes. It is also sometimes used as an ornamental shade tree. Herbarium specimens also report the seeds to be used in occult sciences.