Baphia massaiensis Taub.
subsp. floribunda Brummitt

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Baphia massaiensis subsp. floribunda

Oct 1997
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names: Cimpakwe (Bemba)
Status: Native
Genus: 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.
Type location:
Zambia, Kaputa District
Notes: Proliferates in fallow land
Red data list status: Distribution fairly widespread, occurrence common: Least concern
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Lake basin soils, particularly on rocky outcrops; thicket clearings.
Altitude range: 780 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, DRC
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N
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Content last updated: Thursday 24 August 2017

Brummitt, R.K. (2007). Tribe 2. SOPHOREAE Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 45 - 46.

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 45 - 46.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Baphia massaiensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Baphia massaiensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Baphia massaiensis
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JSTOR Plant Science: Baphia massaiensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Baphia massaiensis
Plants of the World Online: Baphia massaiensis
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Wikipedia: Baphia massaiensis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Baphia massaiensis subsp. floribunda., retrieved 6 December 2023

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