African Plant Database

Tylosema esculentum (Burch.) A. Schreib.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Tylosema
Basionym : Bauhinia esculenta Burch.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Bauhinia esculenta Burch.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bauhinia bainesii Schinz (1900)
=Phanera burkeana Benth.
=Bauhinia burkeana (Benth.) Harv.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herbaceous climber, or trailing, to 3 m long, sometimes woody below, arising from a large tuber; tendrils forked, opposite to leaves.
Ecology : Mostly on sandy plains, also flat grassy places, on dolomite or limestone outcrops; 900-1100 m alt. (S. Africa). In Zimbabwe near Victoria Falls.
  Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[2]: 29

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 33: t.1311 (1959).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 76 (1997).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 69316
Record n°69316
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