Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.

Julbernardia unijugata J.Léonard

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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen tree 2–18 m. high, nearly always forked at 3–6 m., with smooth brown or light grey bark flaking off in large plates; young branchlets glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves:stipule-lobes foliaceous, ± persistent, semi-ovate, 0.5–1.2 cm. long, 0.2–0.5 cm. wide; leaflets in one pair only, ovate to oblong-lanceolate or lanceolate, 3.3–11 cm. long, 1.5–5.1 cm. wide, obtusely pointed or subacuminate at apex, glabrous (including margins).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles up to ± 20 cm. long and wide, shortly blackish-brown-tomentose; pedicels of open flowers 1–1.5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white inside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles 11–15 mm. long, 8–12 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals imbricate, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 5.5–6.5 mm. long, 3.5–5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals very unequal; larger one ovate-elliptic, shortly clawed, 7–9 mm. long, 6–7 mm. wide; others very small, ovate-triangular, 1.5–4.5 mm. long, 0.5–1.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods brown-tomentose, 8–15 (or more) cm. long, 3–4.5 cm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds dark brown, 1.9–2.2 × 1.4–1.7 cm.
Habitat
Riverine forest, ? lowland rain-forest; 1080–1580 m.
Distribution
T4 not known elsewhere

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian forest
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Tree

Native to:

Tanzania

Julbernardia unijugata J.Léonard appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Procter, J.E.A. [365], Tanzania K000417754 isotype Yes

First published in Mém. Acad. Roy. Sci. Outre-Mer, Cl. Sci. Nat. Méd., Collect. 8vo, n.s., 30(2): 193 (1957)

Accepted by

  • 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

  • J. Léon. in Mém. 8°, Classe Sci., Acad. Roy. Belg. 30(2): 193 (1957).

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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • 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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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