Description of the genus
Shrubs or trees. Leaves imparipinnate with up to 11 alternate leaflets; petiolules unwrinkled; leaflets leathery, acuminate. Inflorescence a terminal raceme; bracts and bracteoles caducous. Calyx lobes broad, much shorter than the tube. Corolla white, pink or mauve; wings and claw with well-marked auricles. Pod shortly stipitate, flat, markedly asymmetric, glabrous or glabrescent, beaked, dehiscing into thin stiff woody twisted valves. Seeds with a short white cup-shaped aril.
Worldwide: 10 species in tropical Africa
Other sources of information about Craibia:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Craibia pageFlora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): CraibiaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: CraibiaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for CraibiaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): CraibiaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Craibia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=731, retrieved 18 May 2013