Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Xylia Benth.

Xylia torreana Brenan

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa to NE. Limpopo.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Tree

[FZ]

Leguminosae, J.P.M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 3:1. 1970

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 15 m. high, with rough brown to grey bark; branchlets, petioles, leaf-rhachides and peduncles densely brown-pubescent or tomentellous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with petioles 2-7 cm. long; pinna-rhachides 5-16 cm. long; leaflets in 4-6 pairs, (3·5)4-7·5 x 2-4·2 cm., narrowly ovate or rarely narrowly elliptic, rounded or often slightly cordate at the base, tomentose on both surfaces when young, the upper becoming glabrous, the lower ± densely pubescent at maturity.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in heads c. 1·5 cm. in diam., on axillary peduncles 2-3·5 cm. long; pedicels c. 1·5 mm. long, appressed-pubescent with hairs longer and denser than on the calyx; interfloral bracts 2-3 mm. long, spathulate. Flowers 4·5 (male)-6 (hermaphrodite) mm. long, yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod 9-14 x 3·2-8 cm., brown-tomentellous at least in part.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Xylia torreana Brenan appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jun 3, 2010 Lotter, M.C. [1618], Mozambique K000787932 No
Feb 28, 1958 Chase, N.C. [2244], Mozambique K000244149 holotype Yes
Chapman, J.D. [5801], Malawi K000556932 Yes

First published in Kew Bull. 12: 359 (1957 publ. 1958)

Accepted by

  • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-List: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Brenan, J. P. M. (1970). Mimosoideae. In: Flora Zambeziaca Vol. 3(1). Brenan, JPM et al.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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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
    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/
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  • 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/
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