3612.000 Baphia Afzel. ex 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,

Comment: Shrubs, sometimes scrambling or climbing, or trees up to 10 m high. Leaves unifoliolate; leaflet with entire margin, rarely cordate at base; petiole with upper and lower pulvini, these occasionally contiguous and so appearing as one.
Species of this genus are generally thicket-forming, associated with sedimentary sandy soils, sometimes proliferating in woodland or thicket clearings.

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

Zambia: 6 taxa.

Baphia massaiensis subsp. obovata var. obovata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bequaertii De Wild. N,W,C,SNw,Cb,N,CImage
capparidifolia Baker subsp. bangweolensis (R.E.Fr.) Brummitt N,W,CLp,N,C
massaiensis Taub. subsp. floribunda Brummitt NLp,NDescription, Image
massaiensis Taub. subsp. obovata (Schinz) Brummitt var. obovata B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,N,Mc,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
speciosa J.B.Gillett & Brummitt [End][VU]NNDescription
whitei Brummitt B,WNw

Other sources of information about Baphia:

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Flora of Botswana: Baphia
Flora of Caprivi: Baphia
Flora of Mozambique: Baphia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Baphia

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Baphia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Baphia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Baphia
Wikipedia: Baphia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Baphia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Baphia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Baphia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=709, retrieved 16 October 2021

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