Bauhinia petersiana Bolle

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Bauhinia petersiana

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Bauhinia petersiana

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Bauhinia petersiana

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Bauhinia petersiana

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Bauhinia petersiana

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Bauhinia petersiana

Farm 915 Lilayi; Jan 2005.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Bauhinia petersiana

Lusaka; 1970.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Bauhinia petersiana Bolle subsp. petersiana
Perlebia petersiana (Bolle) A. Schmitz
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Large bush or small tree. Leaves in a characteristic hoof-shape, 2-lobed for more than half the length, normally 7-veined from the base. Flowers in large, showy terminal clusters; petals snow-white, long narrow and usually wrinkled. Stamens and style reddish, long exserted. Pods flattened and woody, splitting explosively when ripe.
Type location:
Notes: Subspecies macrantha appears to be closely related but quite distinct.
Derivation of specific name: petersiana: named after Professor Wilhelm Peters (1815-1863) of Berlin who collected in Mozambique in the early 19th century.
Habitat: Thicket, termite mounds.
Altitude range: Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Sept - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,E,C,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 26 June 2013
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 50 - 51. (Includes a picture).

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Page 21.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 119. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 70 - 73. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 212 - 213. (Includes a picture).

Davies, H.F. (Undated). Alphabetical Catalogue of Plants growing in the gardens of Ewanrigg National Park, Arcturus. [Possibly not published (typed only)] Page 5.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 212.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 243.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 72 - 73. as Bauhinia petersiana (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 71. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 52, plates 76 & 77

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 62. as Bauhinia petersiana petersiana

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 90.

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Flora of Botswana: Bauhinia petersiana
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Flora of Malawi: Bauhinia petersiana
Flora of Mozambique: Bauhinia petersiana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bauhinia petersiana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bauhinia petersiana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Bauhinia petersiana
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bauhinia petersiana
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bauhinia petersiana
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bauhinia petersiana
Ispot Southern Africa: Bauhinia petersiana
JSTOR Plant Science: Bauhinia petersiana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bauhinia petersiana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bauhinia petersiana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bauhinia petersiana
Tropicos: Bauhinia petersiana


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Bauhinia petersiana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126790, retrieved 23 September 2018

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