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Taxon: Baphia nitida Lodd. et al.

 
Genus: Baphia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Sophoreae
Nomen number: 310986
Place of publication: Bot. Cab. 4: t. 367. 1820
Link to protologue:
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 01-Nov-1990 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: potential as fodder; potential as fodder; potential as forage; potential as forage
  • Environmental: shade/shelter
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (source of "baphe" a red dye) wood (fide Kew Bull 40:355. 1985) wood
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, [Bioko] Gabon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Liberia, Sierra Leone


References:

  1. Adam, J.-G. 1971-. Flore descriptive des monts Nimba.
  2. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  3. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames
  4. Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Baphia+nitida&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  7. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  8. Isely, D. 1981. Leguminosae of the United States. III. Subfamily Papilionoideae: tribes Sophoreae, Podalyrieae, and Loteae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(3):15.
  9. Jardim e Museu Agricola do Ultramar, Portugal. 1972-. Flora de Sao Tome e Principe.
  10. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  11. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  12. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  13. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  14. Soladoye, M. O. 1985. A revision of Baphia (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae). Kew Bull. 40:352.
  15. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Baphia nitida Lodd. et al. :

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=310986. Accessed 20 September 2019.