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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Guineo-Congolian forest., Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; bushland and thicket., Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; forest.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Shrub

[FWTA]

Caesalpiniaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A hard-wooded shrub, usually climbing
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Greenish flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Inflated black pods.

[ILDIS]
Use
Fibre, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Toxins

Native to:

Benin, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Togo

Griffonia simplicifolia (Vahl ex DC.) Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 2003 Onana, J.-M. [973], Cameroon K000108161
Onochie, C.F.A. [FHI. 402685], Nigeria 26332.001
Milne-Redhead, E. [5107], Ghana Bandeiraea simplicifolia 11437.000

First published in Adansonia 6: 197 (1866)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Adansonia 6: 197 (1866).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Dalziel, J. M. (1937). The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa
  • Hall, J. B. & Swaine, M. D. (1981). Forest Vegetation in Ghana.
  • Keay, R. W. J. (1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ed. 2;Vol. 1, part 2
  • White, F. (1983). The Vegetation of Africa

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

International Legume Database and Information Service
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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