Preferred Climate Type:
igeliais a widespread tree of wetter wooded grasslands, but riverine in drier areas. It grows in lower Meru and Embu Districts, around Lake Victoria and along the coast. Soils are either riverine or sandier soils of wetter areas. (Kwale, Lamu, Lake Victoria, Nairobi, Kakamega. Zone I, 3-4; II, 1-4; III, 1-4; IV, 1-4.)
This tree, if propagated at all, is raised from wildings. Little is known about the seed, its viability, germination percentages, etc. It is assumed that the seed is oily, judging from the condition of seeds in the herbarium, and viability somewhat short. The source given below states that fresh seed germinates easily and the tree also starts well from large cuttings or truncheons.
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