African Plant Database

Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Protologue : Niger Fl. 463 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Kigelia
Basionym : Bignonia africana Lam.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Bignonia africana Lam. (1785)
 Tecoma africana (Lam.) G. Don (1837)
 Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth. subsp. africana
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crescentia pinnata Jacq. (1791)
=Kigelia pinnata (Jacq.) DC. (1845)
=Kigelia pinnata var. tomentella Sprague
=Kigelia africana var. aethiopica (Decne.) Aubrév. ex Sillans
=Kigelia aethiopica Decne.
=Sotor aethiopum Fenzl (1844)
=Kigelia aethiopum (Fenzl) Dandy (1956)
=Kigelia abyssinica A. Rich. (1850)
=Kigelia talbotii Hutch. & Dalziel (1931)
=Kigelia aethiopica var. bornuensis Sprague (1906)
=*Kigelia tristis A. Chev. (1920)
=Kigelia ikbaliae De Wild.
=Kigelia somalensis Mattei (1908)
=Tripinnaria africana Spreng. (1825)
=Tanaecium pinnatum Willd. (1800)
=Kigelia aethiopica var. brachycarpa Chiov. (1916)
=Kigelia aethiopica var. stenocarpa Chiov. (1916)
=Kigelia aethiopica var. usambarica Sprague (1906)
Taxon infra-specific
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth. subsp. africana
Kigelia africana subsp. moosa (Sprague) Bidgood & Verdc. (2006)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree- Ht 2 - 25 m. Alt: 25 - 1070 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 8[3]: 83-85,t.18.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 15: t.573 (1935).
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see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 48289
Record n°48289
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