1. Family: Capparaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Cadaba Forssk.
      1. Cadaba farinosa Forssk.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Sahara to Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan to India.

    [FTEA]

    Capparidaceae, J. Elffers, R. A. Graham & G. P. Dewolf. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1964

    Habit
    Slender much branched and rather densely twiggy and tangled shrub with arching branches, up to 5 m. tall, or more rarely a tree to 8 m.
    Stem
    Young twigs farinaceous with small white sessile scales or with stalked scales or spreading glandular or eglandular hairs, sometimes all intermixed, becoming glabrous with age.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blade elliptic to roundly elliptic, sometimes obovate or obovate-oblong, 5–50 mm. long, 3–30 mm. wide, apically mucronulate, sometimes minutely so, rounded, emarginate or obtuse, farinaceous, especially when young; petiole up to 3 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a rather dense but few-flowered shortly subcorymbose raceme; pedicels 5–15 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Outer sepals 5–14 mm. long, strongly concave, acute and apiculate, covered with sessile scales, sometimes with stalked glands or with glandular hairs only; inner sepals much more obtuse and flatter.
    Corolla
    Petals 10–13 mm. long, creamy-yellow or dirty pink; blade narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, long-clawed.
    Androphore
    Androphore up to 5–8 mm. long; appendage of similar length and arising practically at right angles; stamens 4–5; filaments 1–2 cm. long, glabrous; anthers 2.75–4 mm. long.
    Gynophore
    Gynophore usually densely covered with stalked scales.
    Fruits
    Fruits narrowly cylindrical, up to 40 mm. long, 4 mm. across, obscurely torulose, farinaceous.
    Seeds
    Seeds surrounded by a red or orange membrane or flesh.
    [FWTA]

    Capparidaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    A hoary shrub, branched from the base, erect or scrambling amongst other shrubs and trees
    Fruits
    Fruits subtorulose, 11/2-21/2 in. long.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zaïre

    Cadaba farinosa Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2012 Congdon, T.C.E. [776], Tanzania K000787995
    Troupin, G. [4140], Congo, DRC 9007.000
    Tweedie [1028], Kenya 9009.000

    First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 68 (1775)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
    • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Chev. Fl. Viv. 1: 178.
    • Gilg & Benedict in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 53: 225 (1915)
    • —F.T.A. 1: 89
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
    • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda p. 49 (1962).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 115 (1961).
    • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 90 (1954).
    • Hauman & Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 484 (1951).
    • F. W. Andr., Fl. Pl. A.-E. Sudan 1: 35, fig. 28 (1950).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 110 (1949).
    • Battiscombe & Dale, Trees and Shrubs of Kenya Colony p. 11 (1936).
    • Chiov., Fl. Somala 2: 7 (1932).
    • Gilg in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(1): 246, fig. 162 (1915).
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    • Gilg in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 186 (1895).
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    • Forsk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 68 (1775).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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