1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Virgilia Lam.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Cape Provinces..

    [LOWO]

    Legumes of the World. Edited by G. Lewis, B. Schrire, B. MacKinder & M. Lock. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (2005)

    Vernacular
    keurboom
    Habit
    Trees
    Ecology
    Subtropical Afromontane forest margins, often along streams and river banks
    Distribution
    South Africa (endemic to the Cape region from the Cape Peninsula to Grahamstown)
    Note
    Cladistic analyses all confirm a close relationship with Calpurnia (see Schutte & Van Wyk, 1998a and Crisp et al., 2000)
    [LOWO]
    Use
    Attractive and popular garden trees in many parts of the world (known as keurboom in South Africa); of ecological importance as a forest margin pioneer, the wood is sometimes used for furniture and has other general uses

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces

    Introduced into:

    India, Queensland

    Virgilia Lam. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Tabl. Encycl. 1: 454 (1793)

    Sources

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Legumes of the World Online
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0