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Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Encycl. (Lamarck) 1(2): 391 (1785) 
Information on the genus : Bauhinia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Adenolobus rufescens (Lam.) A. Schmitz
 Piliostigma rufescens (Lam.) Benth.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bauhinia adansoniana Guill. & Perr. (1832)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much branched (scandent) shrub or tree 4-15 m tall; branchlets often armed with pointed short lateral shoots.
Ecology : Wooded savanna; edge of seasonal ponds; riverbanks; at the base of dunes; sandy, humid soils; also on laterite and rocky soils; sand on sandstone; sandy clayey soils; sometimes in pure stands (Ennedi); to 900-1020 m alt in Darfour.
  Algeria (Tin Zaouaten).
  Sometimes grown for ornament; can be trained to make a good hedge. Good camel fodder.

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 :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 79 (1949).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BERHAUT, J. (1967). Flore du Sénégal (éd. 2).
  • Fl. Afrique N. 16: 43 (1987). 
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires rares, menacées ou endémiques du Maroc. Bocconea 8: 119 
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 121
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 193
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