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Taxon: Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.

 
Genus: Kigelia
Family: Bignoniaceae
Nomen number: 70392
Place of publication: J. D. Hooker & G. Bentham in W. J. Hooker, Niger Fl. 463. 1849
Link to protologue:
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 02-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 12 (3 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, [Bioko] Rwanda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Berhaut, J. 1971-. Flore illustrée du Senegal.
  4. Burkill, H. M. 1985. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1:254-257.
  5. Compton, R. H. 1976. The flora of Swaziland.
  6. Cufodontis, G. 1953-1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  7. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  8. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  9. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  10. Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. 1985, 1987. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa Note: v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987
  11. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973-. Flora of Ecuador.
  12. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  13. Jardin botanique national de Belgique. 1967-. Flore du Congo, du Rwanda et du Burundi (Flore d'Afrique centrale).
  14. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  16. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  17. Palmer, E. & N. Pitman. 1972-1973. Trees of southern Africa.
  18. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  19. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  20. Ross, J. 1972. The flora of Natal.
  21. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  22. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966-. Flora of Iraq.
  23. Troupin, G. 1978-. Flore du Rwanda.
  24. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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.

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=70392. Accessed 19 September 2019.