Baphia wollastonii Baker f.

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 38: 247 (1908)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is DR Congo to Uganda. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/137568131/138014926

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

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]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree up to 5(–10) m. high.
Morphology Stem
Young stems glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves:petiole 2–5 mm. long, the upper and lower pulvini confluent and no interpulvinary part visible; lamina ovate- or elliptic- or lanceolate-acuminate, 3–9.5 cm. long, 1.5–4.5 cm. wide, with a pronounced “drip-tip”, rounded and often somewhat asymmetrical at the base, coriaceous; both surfaces glabrous except occasionally for a few hairs at the base of the midrib on the lower surface or on the petiole.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or in pairs in the axils of foliage leaves; pedicels 0.4–1.5(–2.4) cm. long, glabrous to shortly pubescent especially in the upper part; bracteoles ± semicircular, inserted immediately beneath the calyx and forming a cupule 1–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 15–19 mm. long, glabrous except usually for a small patch of short hairs at the apex, splitting down one side only.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white with a yellow blotch near the base, (15–)17–25 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments glabrous; anthers 2.5–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary blackish, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods 6–9 × 1.5–2.2 cm., brown.
Habitat
Understorey and margins of rain-forest; 600–1350 m.
Distribution
eastern Congo U1 U2
[FTEA]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Guineo-Congolian forest., Lake Victoria regional mosaic; forest., Sudanian forest.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree
[ILDIS]

Sources

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    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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    • 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
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    • 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