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List of names matching "Baphia nitida"
Status Name
accepted Baphia nitida Lodd.

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Baphia nitida

Accepted name

Baphia nitida Lodd.1, 2, 3, 4


Baphia angolensis sensu Lest.-Garl.1
Baphia barombiensis Taub.1
Baphia haematoxylon (Schum. & Thonn.) Hook.1
Baphia nitida Lodd. var. pubescens A.Chev.1
Carpolobia versicolor G. Don1
Delaria pyrifolia Desv.1
Podalyria haematoxylon Schum. & Thonn.1


Tribe: Sophoreae;  Genus: Baphia

Vernacular names

Barwood5; Camwood5; Camwood1


Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened


Environmental6; Medicine6; Environmental4; Chemical products1; Wood1


Probably only in gardens.

Geographical records

Africa1:   Benin(N)1, Cameroon(N)1, Equatorial Guinea-ISO(N)1, Gabon(N)1, Ghana(N)1, Ivory Coast(N)1, Liberia(N)1, Nigeria(N)1, Sao Tome & Principe(N)7, Senegal(N)1, Sierra Leone(N)1, Togo(N)1

Asia2, 3, 4, 8:   India(I)3, India-ISO(I)3, Singapore(I)4, Sri Lanka(I)2

India:   West Bengal3

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Guineo-Congolian forest1

Literature citations

Description1, 9;  Distribution1;  Illustration1, 9


2004-11 (S Asia) Kumar S & Sane P;     Coordinator: 2004-2005 Novoselova MS


1:Soladoye, M.O. (1985) Kew Bull. 40: 291-386. A revision of Baphia (Leguminosae-Papi.)
2:Rudd, V.E. (1980) A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 1: 428-458 Fabaceae
3:Sanjappa, M. (1992) Legumes of India. Dehra Dun: Bishen Singh Mahendra...
4:Keng, H. (1990) Concise Flora of Singapore. Singapore
5:Terrell, E.E. (1977) Checklist of Names for 3, 000 Vas. Pl... Agric. Handbook No. 505
6:Dalziel, J.M. (1937) The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa
7:Liberato, Maria Candida (1972) Flora de Sao Tome e Principe: Papilionaceae
8:Gillett, J.B. (1958) Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 1: 1-166. Indigofera.. in Tropical Africa.
9:Keay, R.W.J. et al. (1964) Nigerian Trees Vol. 2

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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