1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Pterocarpus Jacq.
      1. Pterocarpus mildbraedii Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; forest, Guineo-Congolian forest.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Large tree, 15–36 m. tall, with long clean bole and small rounded crown; bark smooth, grey or pale brown; slash pale, exuding red gum.
    Branches
    Branchlets brownish pubescent to tomentellous, usually soon glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 18–36 cm. long; stipules oblong-lanceolate, up to 1 cm. long, caducous; lateral leaflets 3–5 on either side, elliptic-oblong to elliptic-ovate or ovate, 6–14 cm. long, 2.8–7 cm. wide, the lower ones relatively shorter and broader, rather abruptly contracted to the narrow mucronate generally pronounced acumen, broadly rounded to cuneate at base, subglabrous, usually minutely glandular beneath, with 6–10 well-spaced fine curved-ascending primary lateral nerves looped near the margin and laxly reticulate prominulous venation.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes or little-branched panicles axillary, but sometimes aggregated terminally or on short lateral branches into pseudopanicles, 5–15 cm. long; axes thinly pubescent to tomentellous; bracts linear to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, 3–12 mm. long, evanescent; bracteoles near top of the 3–6 mm. long pedicel, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 3–8 mm. long, caducous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–8 mm. long, mostly subglabrous but densely covered with short hairs near lobe-margins outside and on the lobes inside.
    Corolla
    Corolla 10–16 mm. long, golden-yellow; standard ovate-elliptic to suborbicular, usually emarginate; wings not much longer than the keel and nearly as long as the standard.
    Fruits
    Fruit obovate-orbicular, 10–12 cm. long, with a 0.6– 1.2 cm. long stipe and a very broad membranous glabrous wing bearing the style to one side, not much thickened over the seed-cavity, laxly venose but prominently so only over the seed-cavity and towards the style-base.
    Distribution
    T3
    [FWTA]

    Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A tree 40–50 ft. high, with glabrous branchlets
    Flowers
    Yellow flowers with conspicuous bracts
    Fruits
    Fruits membranous, large, flat and smooth.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo

    Pterocarpus mildbraedii Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [10171], Cameroon K000108257
    Jan 1, 1969 Maitland, T.D. [376a], Cameroon K000092506
    Jan 1, 1969 Maitland, T.D. [376a], Cameroon K000092507
    Jan 1, 1969 Maitland, T.D. [376a], Cameroon K000092508
    Jan 1, 1969 Maitland, T.D. [376a], Cameroon K000092509
    Jan 1, 1969 Brunt, M.A. [171], Cameroon K000092502
    Jan 1, 1969 Brunt, M.A. [1021], Cameroon K000092503
    Mildbraed [7802], Cameroon K000379382 isotype
    Mildbraed [7802], Cameroon K000379383 isotype

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 8: 152 (1922)

    Accepted by

    • de la Estrella, M., Cabezas, F.J., Aedo, C. & Velayos, M. (2010). The Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko and Río Muni) Folia Geobotanica 45: 1-57.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 1: 286, t. 113, 1–3.
    • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 2: 541
    • in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berl. 8: 152 (1922)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • de la Estrella, M., Cabezas, F.J., Aedo, C. & Velayos, M. (2010). The Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko and Río Muni) Folia Geobotanica 45: 1-57.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Rojo in Phanerogam. Monogr. 6: 60 (1971).
    • Aubrév., Fl. For. Côte d’Ivoire, ed. 2, 1: 346, t. 118/1–3 (1959).
    • Hepper in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 517 (1958).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 541 (1929).
    • Harms in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 8: 152 (1922).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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