3507.000 Baikiaea Benth.

Description of the genus

Tree to 25 m. tall, semi-evergreen or deciduous; leaf paripinnate, leaflets in 4−6 pairs; inflorescence brown tomentose; flowers borne on erect racemes, calyx 4-lobed, petals 5, conspicuous, mauve or pink; pod compressed, brown hairy, broadest towards apex, seeds reddish-brown.

Derivation of name: Named after William Balfour Baikie, Scottish explorer of west tropical Africa.

Worldwide: 5 species, all of tropical Africa rainforests except for our species, 1 species in the Flora Zambesiaca region, 1 species in Zambia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

plurijuga HarmsDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Baikiaea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Baikiaea
Flora of Caprivi: Baikiaea
Flora of Zambia: Baikiaea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Baikiaea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Baikiaea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=685, retrieved 6 June 2023

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