3612.000 Baphia Afzel. ex G. Lodd.

Brummitt, R.K. (2007) Tribe 2. SOPHOREAE Flora Zambesiaca 3(3)

Fowler, D.G. (2007) Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Description of the genus

Shrubs, small trees or lianes. Leaves 1-foliolate, with a pulvinus at apex of petiole. Flowers in lax axillary or terminal racemes. Calyx splitting into 2 reflexed lobes or down one line. Petals white with a yellow or orange basal spot. Stamens 10, free. Pod linear-oblong to oblanceolate, sometimes falcate.

Derivation of name: from the Greek: baphe, a dye, referring to a red dye that can be obtained from B. nitida.

Worldwide: 45 species, occurring in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar.

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
massaiensis Taub. subsp. obovata (Schinz) Brummitt var. obovata NDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: Baphia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Baphia
Flora of Mozambique: Baphia
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Baphia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Baphia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Baphia
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iNaturalist: Baphia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Baphia
JSTOR Plant Science: Baphia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Baphia
Plants of the World Online: Baphia
Tropicos: Baphia
Wikipedia: Baphia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Baphia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=709, retrieved 19 June 2024

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