African Plant Database

Baikiaea insignis Benth.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Baikiaea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Baikiaea insignis Benth. subsp. insignis
Taxon infra-specific
Baikiaea insignis Benth. subsp. insignis
Baikiaea insignis subsp. minor (Oliv.) J. Léonard
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 5-34 m; bole 3,5-20 m long to first branching, 20-100 cm ø; buttresses none or slight; flowers very large: petals to 21 x 11 cm (6-11,5 x 3,5-7 cm in subsp. minor).
Ecology : Rain-forest; periodically flooded riparian formations with Uapaca heudelotii, Irvingia smithii; gallery forest; firm ground and mountain forest; also in swampy forests; 1-1800 m alt.
  Bioko / Fernando Poo.
  Comprises 2 subspp.: - subsp. insignis; subsp. minor (Oliv.) J. Léonard (syn.: B. suzannae Ghesq., incl. var. ripicola Ghesq.; B. zenkeri Harms; B. fragrantissima Bak. f.).
  Sometimes planted as an avenue tree because of its handsome flowers.
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carte afrique num 176710
Record n°176710
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