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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub up to ± 3 m. high, glabrous except for stamens and ovary.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves mostly 1–4.5 cm. long and 1.5–4 cm. wide, bilobed to four-fifths way down or more, sometimes even to base; each lobe rounded at apex; at bottom of sinus a flattened or boat-shaped scale-like projection 2–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary.
Morphology General Buds
Flower-buds:upper part (i.e. sepals) narrowly ovate to lanceolate in outline, 1.3–1.7 cm. long before anthesis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium 3–4 mm. long, smooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, obovate, 2.5–3.7 cm. long, 1.2–2.1 cm. wide, neither clawed at base nor crisped on margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Fertile stamens 10.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma ± 3 mm. in diameter, terminal, rounded, peltate, abruptly enlarged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods thinly woody, dehiscent, length uncertain, 1.3–1.5 cm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds deep brown, ± irregularly elliptic to obovate-elliptic, 7–8 mm. long, 6–7 mm. wide; funicle short.
Habitat
Deciduous thickets; 600–960 m.
Distribution
T5 T7 not known elsewhere

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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

Native to:

Tanzania

Bauhinia kalantha Harms appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Goetze, W. [470], Tanzania K000417712

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 398 (1906)

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 Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 655 (1930).
  • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 398 (1900).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 88 (1949).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Brenan, J. P. M. (1967). Caesalp. In: Flora Trop. East Africa. Milne-Redhead & Polhill

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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