Bauhinia tomentosa L.

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Bauhinia tomentosa

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Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Bauhinia tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umvumvumvu Gorge

Bauhinia tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
"Sacred" forest, Mahenye

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Synonyms:
Common names: Yellow bauhinia (English)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or multi-stemmed small tree with drooping branches. The leaves are lobed for about half the length, as is typical for this genus. The flowers are bell-shaped, yellow, often with a dark maroon center; the pods are woody, up to 14 cm long, covered in velvety hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tomentosa: tomentose, densely woolly (pods)
Habitat: Dry woodland and riverine thickets.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa from Ethiopia southwards to KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa; also in Malaysia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 27.

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 19 - 20.

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.


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Flora of Malawi: Bauhinia tomentosa
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Flora of Zambia: Bauhinia tomentosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Bauhinia tomentosa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bauhinia tomentosa
African Plant Database: Bauhinia tomentosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Bauhinia tomentosa
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bauhinia tomentosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bauhinia tomentosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bauhinia tomentosa
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Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Bauhinia tomentosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bauhinia tomentosa
Ispot Southern Africa: Bauhinia tomentosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Bauhinia tomentosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bauhinia tomentosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bauhinia tomentosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bauhinia tomentosa
Tropicos: Bauhinia tomentosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bauhinia tomentosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126810, retrieved 12 December 2017

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