African Plant Database


Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Family (APGIII) : FABACEAE
Information on the genus : Piliostigma
Basionym : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Locellaria bauhinioides Welw.
=Gigasiphon bauhinioides --
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous scrambling shrub 2-6 m tall, or tree to 10-20 m; bole tortuous, 20 cm Ø, with pendant branches (crooked tree with low spreading crown); crown hemispherical to globulous.
  see more in the book
Ecology : In savanna regions moister than those of the preceding species; deciduous woodland; wooded grassland and wooded savanna; bushland; often in river valleys in Ethiopia; riverine forest, seasonally inundated grassland (NE Tanzania); etc...
  Namibia, Caprivi Strip, S. Africa (Transvaal). Not in Somalia (= Bauhinia buscalionii ).
  Has been muched confused with P. reticulatum , but distinguishable by its larger leaves and the hairyness of the lower leaf surface. [see more in the book]

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 31
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 30-32

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 102 (1985).
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 116 (1986).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 350 (2006).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 62747
 
Record n°62747
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