Crescentia pinnata Jacq.

First published in Collectanea 3: 203 (1791)
This name is a synonym of Kigelia africana subsp. africana

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Burger, W. & Gentry, A.H. (2000). Bignoniaceae. Fieldiana Botany New Series, n.s., 41: 77-160. Field Museum of Natural History. [Cited as Kigelia pinnata.]
  • Gentry, A. H. (1985). Bignoniaceae. Flore du Gabon 27: 19-56. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. [Cited as Kigelia africana.]
  • Gentry, A.H. (1977). Bignoniaceae. Flora of Ecuador 7: 1-172. Botanical Institute, University of Göteborg, Riksmuseum, Stockholm. [Cited as Kigelia africana.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Tripinna africana.]
  • Smithies, S.I. (2003). Bignoniceae, In: Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 312-313. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. [Cited as Kigelia africana.]

Other Data

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