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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Somalia, Yemen.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree up to 3 m high
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 4–15(–27) mm long and wide, bilobed to the base, glabrous to finely puberulous beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, bell-shaped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 15–25 mm long, finely pubescent; hypanthium narrowly obconical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals pale yellow, some often with a dark purple blotch at base, obovate, 2.4–3.5(–4.5) cm long, not clawed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Fertile stamens 10, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods c. 5.5–10 x 1–1.4 cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds brown, compressed, c. 7 x 5 mm.
Distribution
N1–3; S1; E Ethiopia, S Yemen
Ecology
Altitude range 260–1750 m.
Vernacular
Belhel, bilcil (Somali).

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen

Bauhinia ellenbeckii Harms appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Collenette [278], Somalia Bauhinia somalensis K000417715 Unknown type material

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 158 (1904)

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

  • Thulin, M. (1983). Opera Botanica 68:1-223. Leguminosae of Ethiopia

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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