Baphia semseiana Brummitt

First published in Kew Bull. 22: 516 (1968)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tanzania. It is a tree 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: threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small tree up to 10 m. high.
Morphology Branches
Young branches and inflorescence-axes thinly to fairly densely covered with dark brown, appressed or ascending hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves:petiole 1.2–10 cm.; lamina ± narrowly elliptic, 5–21 cm. long, 2.5–8 cm. wide, 2.5–4 times as long as broad, cuneate or slightly rounded at the base, obtuse to rounded at the apex, coriaceous, with a reticulate venation prominent on both surfaces; both surfaces glabrous, at least at maturity.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in fairly lax terminal and axillary racemes aggregated to form a terminal panicle up to 25 cm. long; bracts as in B. macrocalyx but usually narrower, up to 5 × 2 mm.; pedicels 5–15 mm.; bracteoles suborbicular or ovate, 2–3.5 mm. long, 1.5–2.2 mm. wide, inserted immediately beneath the calyx and opposite each other or slightly asymmetrically placed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 11–14 mm. long, densely pubescent with appressed dark brown hairs, at anthesis splitting to the base down 2 sides into 2 sub-equal halves which fall separately.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals pale pink with a yellow blotch near the base; standard 16–21 mm. long; wings 16–19 mm. long; keel-petals 13–16 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments densely hairy; anthers 2–2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary brown tomentose with a glabrous style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods 7–12 cm. long, 1.3–1.9 cm. wide, strongly curved upwards above the middle, glabrous at maturity, brown.
Habitat
Riverine forest, stony river banks, open bushland and thickets
Distribution
not known elsewhere T6
[FTEA]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian forest, Zambezian bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
[ILDIS]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/32901/2826829

Conservation
EN - endangered
[IUCN]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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