African Plant Database

Bauhinia tomentosa L.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 375 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Bauhinia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pauletia tomentosa (L.) A. Schmitz
 Locellaria tomentosa (L.) A. Schmitz
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bauhinia tomentosa var. glabrata Hook. f.
=Bauhinia volkensii Taub. (1895)
=Bauhinia wituensis Harms (1899)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 1-8 m tall, scrambling, much branched, with slender twigs; flowers large, yellow, decorative.
Ecology : Near dry lowland and riverine forests; wooded grassland; deciduous bushland; coastal bushland; thickets in poor soils on sandy hills; 0-1520 (?-2130) m alt.
  Variable species.
  S. Africa; Asia.
  Also grown for ornament; also good as a hegde plant.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 19-20
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 45: t.1817 (1979).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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