African Plant Database

Piliostigma reticulatum (DC.) Hochst.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Piliostigma
Basionym : Bauhinia reticulata DC.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Bauhinia reticulata DC.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bauhinia benzoin Kotschy (1913)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen tree to 10 m, much branched with very dense, spherical, spreading crown; or a shrub 1-3 m tall with divergent branches.
Ecology : Drier savanna regions; plateau with ferrugineous hard-pan; thalwegs; dunes; forming bush on fallow land; valleys; flooded or humid areas; sandy-clayey soil; cultivations on sand; very poor soils; deteriorated sandstone; to 945-1825 m alt.
  Confused with P. thonningii when the leaves are old and ±without hairs.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 350 (2006).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:218 (2012)
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see under Fgui
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 62748
Record n°62748
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