Baphia bequaertii De Wild.

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Baphia bequaertii

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Baphia bequaertii

Bark
Miombo and chipya woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Baphia bequaertii

Leaves
Miombo and chipya woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Baphia bequaertii

Flower
Miombo and chipya woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Baphia bequaertii

Flower
Miombo and chipya woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Baphia bequaertii

Pods (immature)
Miombo and chipya woodland
Solwezi Council Cemetary, Solwezi Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Baphia ringoetii De Wild.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree up to 10 m high; young branches, petioles and surfaces of young leaves, stipules, pedicels, bracteoles and calyces covered with dense brown tomentum, upper surface of leaves soon glabrescent; leaflet up to 15(17.5) × 12(15.5) cm, broadly elliptic to suborbicular, rounded to slightly cordate at the base, obtuse to rounded or emarginate at the apex; petiole up to 10(12.5) cm long; flowers in fairly dense axillary fascicles; pedicels 20–40 mm long; calyx 10–18 mm long, spathaceous, usually falling before the petals; petals white with yellow markings at the base of the standard; standard 16–21 mm long; wings slightly shorter; keel petals about as long as the standard; pod up to 18 × 3.5 cm, brown-tomentose.
Type location:
DRC (Katanga)
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: bequaertii: after Joseph Charles Corneille Bequaert, a Belgian-American botanist, entomologist and malacologist who collected the type specimen
Habitat: Miombo and chipya woodland
Altitude range: 1200 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: DRC (Katanga), Angola and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 1 December 2022
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 43 - 45.

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Baphia bequaertii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=205300, retrieved 25 April 2024

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