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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.
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 ± 2 m. high.
Morphology Branches
Young branchlets densely spreading-pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves small, 1–2.6 cm. long, 1.5–3.3 cm. wide, bilobed to about half to three-fifths way down, pubescent on both surfaces; lobes rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, often produced while the young foliage is emerging.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 5–8 (–20) mm. long.
Morphology General Buds
Flower-buds:upper part (i.e. sepals) lanceolate to ovate in outline, 0.8–1.3 cm. long before anthesis, pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white, fading to pink, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, 1.3–2.4 cm. long, 0.5–1 cm. wide, cuneate below but not clawed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Fertile stamens 10.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma ± 1–2 mm. in diameter, terminal, peltate, abruptly enlarged from the style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods ± 2–3.8 cm. long (? immature), (0.6–)1–l.3 cm. wide.
Habitat
Deciduous bushland, ? dry scrub with trees; 330–610 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K1 K4 K7

[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:

Kenya

Bauhinia taitensis Taub. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 29, 1960 Bally, P.R.O. [7818], Kenya K000059183
Jan 29, 1960 Sampson, H.C. [82], Kenya K000059182
Kenya 32800.000
Verdcourt, B. [2389], Kenya K000059168
Parsons, B.T. [s.n.], Kenya K000059169
Archer, P.G. [293], Kenya K000059170
Hemming, C.F. [33], Kenya K000059181
Mungai, G.M. [83], Kenya K000059176
Faden, R.B. [444], Kenya K000059175
Greenway, P.J. [12728], Kenya K000059174
Sangai, G.W. [948], Kenya K000059179
Magogo, F.C. [140], Kenya K000059178
Bally, P.R.O. [16316], Kenya K000059166
Bally, P.R.O. [12168], Kenya K000059184
Bally, P.R.O. [8852], Kenya K000059167
Hucks, M. [259], Kenya K000059173
Bally, P.R.O. [16753], Kenya K000059180
Friis, I. [2688], Kenya K000059171
Dale, I.R. [2020], Kenya K000059186
Thairu, N. [99], Kenya K000059185
Magogo, F.C. [350], Kenya K000059177
Greenway, P.J. [12691], Kenya K000059172

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 200 (1895)

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: 654 (1930).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 97 (1961).
  • Taub. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 200 (1895).

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
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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