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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
S2, near Mogadishu, Brandalise s.n. (PAL holo., not seen).
Morphology General Habit
Small shrub, sometimes scandent, up to 3 m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1.5–4(–8) x 2–5(–9) cm, bilobed to 0.3 way down, densely crisped pubescent on both surfaces; lobes rounded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary; pedicels up to c. 0.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.5–3 cm long before anthesis, tomentose; hypanthium c. 2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, some with a dark purple blotch at base, obovate, c. 2.5–4.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Fertile stamens 10, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods c. 8–13 x 1.5–1.9 cm, tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds brown, ovate, compressed, c. 8 x 6 mm.
Distribution
C2; S2; ?Kenya
Ecology
Altitude up to c. 100 m.
Vernacular
Luso gabdot (Somali).
Note
B. buscalionii is perhaps not specifically distinct from B. tomentosa, from which it differs only in the solitary very shortly pedicelled flowers and the more crisped indumentum.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

Native to:

Somalia

Bauhinia buscalionii Mattei appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Malpighia 30: 464 (1927)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Roti-Michelozzi, G. (1957). Webbia 13:133-228. Adum. Fl. Aeth. Caesalpinoideae excl. Cassia

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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International Legume Database and Information Service
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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