1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Tessmannia Harms
      1. Tessmannia africana Harms

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

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    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Guineo-Congolian forest.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    Vernacular
    Nkaga
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Large forest tree, to 160 ft. high; with tall straight cylindrical bole
    Calyx
    Calyx green
    Corolla
    Petals white
    Filaments
    Filaments white.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Zaïre

    Tessmannia africana Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 2007 Mackinder, B. [503], Cameroon K000436464
    Oct 1, 2005 Cheek, M. [11129], Cameroon K000338253
    Oct 1, 2005 Mackinder, B. [504], Cameroon K000338261
    Jan 26, 2002 Tessman, G. [377], Equatorial Guinea K000417963 lectotype
    Keay, R.W.J. [0 s.n006], Cameroon K000181779
    Onochie, C.F.A. [30897], Cameroon K000092861
    Louis, J. [14607], Congo, DRC K000387218
    Louis, J. [2471], Congo, DRC K000387222
    Letouzey, R. [13569], Cameroon K000092860
    Letouzey, R. [14315], Cameroon K000092935
    Letouzey, R. [3864], Cameroon K000387216
    Letouzey, R. [3873], Cameroon K000387217
    Ejiofor, M.C. [29316], Cameroon K000092859
    Wagemans, J. [471], Congo, DRC K000387224
    Wilde, J.J.F.E. de [7716], Cameroon K000387219
    s.coll. [107], Congo, DRC K000387223
    Ituri, J. [1364], Côte d'Ivoire K000387220
    Hart, T. [1160], Côte d'Ivoire K000387221

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45: 295 (1910)

    Accepted by

    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • 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.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Fl. Congo Belge 3: 288.
    • Léonard in Publ. I.N.É.A.C., Sér. Sci. 45: 41
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 45: 295, t. 2 (1910)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • 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.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Aubreville, A. (1965). 9. Caesalpinoideae. In: Flora du Cameroun. Aubreville & Leroy
    • Keay, R. W. J. (1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ed. 2;Vol. 1, part 2

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0