Baikiaea plurijuga Harms

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Baikiaea plurijuga

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinotimba, Victoria Falls

Baikiaea plurijuga

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinotimba, Victoria Falls

Baikiaea plurijuga

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Baikiaea plurijuga

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

Baikiaea plurijuga

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Gwaai Forest, Forest Hills Headquarters

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Common names: Rhodesian teak (English) Zambezi teak (English) Zimbabwe teak (English)
Frequency: Common in Kalahari sand areas
Status: Native
Medium-sized, deciduous tree. Leaves pinnate with 4 - 5 pairs of opposite leaflets. Flowers in large, axillary racemes, showy, pink to deep mauve with conspicuous yellow stamens. Pods flattened, woody, often somewhat hooked near the apex. The pods split explosively, spiralling and throwing the seeds over some distance.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Confined to Kalahari sandveld where it may be one of the dominant trees.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov-Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 49 - 51. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 66 - 69. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 206 - 207. (Includes a picture).

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 61.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 18.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 208.

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Flora of Botswana: Baikiaea plurijuga
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Flora of Zambia: Baikiaea plurijuga

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Baikiaea plurijuga
African Plant Database: Baikiaea plurijuga
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Baikiaea plurijuga
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Baikiaea plurijuga
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Baikiaea plurijuga
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Baikiaea plurijuga
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JSTOR Plant Science: Baikiaea plurijuga
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Baikiaea plurijuga
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Baikiaea plurijuga
The Plant List (version 1.1): Baikiaea plurijuga
Tropicos: Baikiaea plurijuga

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Baikiaea plurijuga., retrieved 20 March 2019

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