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

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
C2, 4 km N of Buulo Burti, Thulin & Warfa 4572 (UPS holo., EA K MOG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub up to c. 3 m high
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 4–15 mm long and wide, bilobed to the base, first appressed puberulous beneath, glabrescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, open
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 10–11 mm long, appressed puberulous; hypanthium broadly obconical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals pure white, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, 1.2–3 cm long, narrowing below into a 1–3 mm long claw
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Fertile stamens 10, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods c. 7–10 x 0.8–1.2 cm, with a 6.5–8 mm long stipe
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 5.5 x 5 mm, brown, compressed.
Distribution
C2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 160–300 m.

[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:

Somalia

Bauhinia leucantha Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 9: 51 (1989)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Thulin, M. (1989). Nordic J. Bot. 9:51-53. B. leucantha sp. nov. & B. ellenbeckii

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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
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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0