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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to S. Algeria and Sudan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Caesalpiniaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A much-branched shrub or small tree, up to 25 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
White flowers and blackish, often twisted, several-seeded pods which persist on the plants a long time
Morphology Branches
Branchlets often armed with pointed short lateral shoots
Ecology
In the drier savannahs especially on river banks, and sometimes planted in villages.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sudanian woodland, Sahel regional transition zone - wooded grassland.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree

[ILDIS]
Use
Chemical products, Fibre, Forage, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Wood

Native to:

Algeria, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo

Introduced into:

India

Bauhinia rufescens Lam. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 5, 1991 Yeates, M. [7], Mali K000386701
Jan 1, 1972 Geerling, C. [2667], Mali K000386705
Milne-Redhead, E. [5010], Nigeria 9238.000
Kotschy [270], Sudan K000417716
Kotschy [270], Sudan K000417717
Diallo, D. [262], Mali K000386706
Wailly, M. de [5364], Mali K000386702
Madsen, J.E. [5667], Mali K000386696
Madsen, J.E. [6045], Mali K000386697
Chevalier, A. [959], Mali K000386703
Madsen, J.E. [6045], Mali K000386698
Laferrere, M. [136], Mali K000386699
Davey, J.T. [243], Mali K000386704
Laferrere, M. [136], Mali K000386700

First published in Encycl. 1: 391 (1785)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 214, t. 41, 6–9.
  • —F.T.A. 2: 289

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Ambasta, S. P. (1986). The useful plants of India
  • Dalziel, J. M. (1937). The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa
  • Publ. & Inform. Directorate (1988). Wealth of India-Dictionary of Indian Raw Materials... Vol. 2.
  • White, F. (1983). The Vegetation of Africa
  • von Maydell, H.-J. (1983). Schrifenr. GTZ, 147. Arbres et arbustes du Sahel...

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