Baphia capparidifolia Baker

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 25: 311 (1890)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa, Madagascar. It is a climbing shrub and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket, Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; forest., Guineo-Congolian forest., Lake Victoria regional mosaic; forest., Lake Victoria regional mosaic; bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Shrub
Vernacular
Vahita
[ILDIS]

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

Morphology General Habit
Usually a scrambling or climbing shrub.
Morphology Stem
Young stems and inflorescences appressed pubescent to densely spreading tomentose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves:petiole 1–5(–6) cm.; lamina broadly ovate to lanceolate, up to 12.5 cm. long and 8 cm. wide, rounded to subcordate at the base, obtuse to acuminate or acute at the apex; lower surface pubescent, upper surface glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in axillary, sometimes branched, racemes 2–6(–9) cm. long; pedicels 3–10(–12) mm.; bracteoles semicircular or reniform to triangular-lanceolate, 1–4.5 mm. long, inserted immediately below the calyx.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4–7(–8) mm. long, pubescent to tomentose like the stem, at anthesis splitting down 2 sides into 2 separate halves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white or yellowish with a yellow or orange blotch, 7–11 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments glabrous; anthers 0.7–1.3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary villous with a glabrous style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod 4–9 × 0.7–1.4 cm., straw-coloured.
Distribution
from Guinée to Uganda and south to Angola and Zambia T4 U2
[FTEA]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • 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 Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0