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Gigasiphon macrosiphon (Harms) Brenan
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Information on the genus : Gigasiphon
Basionym : Bauhinia macrosiphon Harms
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Bauhinia macrosiphon Harms (1915)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 6-12-24 m; crown rounded.
Ecology : Rain-forest dominated by Cynometra suaheliensis; 120-910 m alt.
  Ornamental by its large, beautiful flowers. Cultivated in (botanical gardens) e. g. Nairobi; Hawaii). ROBERTSON, A. (1998). Gigasiphon macrosiphon - A case of mistaken identity. Drifting seed 4/1: 7.
  One of Kenya's rarest trees, not seen for years (earlier collections from 1915, 1959), except in Gongoni Forest Reserve and at Kaya Muhaka (rediscovered in 1990); also discovered in SW Tanzania, in 2001 [see more in the book]
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