3720.010 Craibia Harms & Dunn

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Leaves imparipinnate with up to 11 alternate leaflets; petiolules unwrinkled; leaflets leathery, acuminate. Inflorescence a terminal raceme; bracts and bracteoles caducous. Calyx lobes broad, much shorter than the tube. Corolla white, pink or mauve; wings and claw with well-marked auricles. Pod shortly stipitate, flat, markedly asymmetric, glabrous or glabrescent, beaked, dehiscing into thin stiff woody twisted valves. Seeds with a short white cup-shaped aril.

Derivation of name: after William Grant Craib (1882-1933), sometime Assistant for India at Kew and later Professor of Botany at Aberdeen University

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical Africa

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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brevicaudata (Vatke) Dunn subsp. baptistarum (B├╝ttner) J.B. GillettN,C,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Craibia
Flora of Mozambique: Craibia
Flora of Zambia: Craibia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Craibia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Craibia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Craibia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Craibia
JSTOR Plant Science: Craibia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Craibia
Plants of the World Online: Craibia
Tropicos: Craibia
Wikipedia: Craibia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Craibia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=731, retrieved 13 July 2024

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