Miombo is a forest covered by Brachystegiaplants. They belong to the legume family that produces pods. The forest is here not dense, but rather sparse in order to adequately supply the whole vegetation with water.
Many species of animals have adapted themselves to these surroundings.
The timber deriving from this species is used to build houses and boats, while its roots are employed in conventional medicine to treat diseases related to the digestive system.