Checklist: Fabaceae subfamily Caesalpinioideae



This is a checklist of taxa generated from the database. Genera and species which are either purely cultivated or which are wild species which do not occur in Malawi have been excluded.

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Brenan, J.P.M. (1967) Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora of Tropical East Africa   
Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007) Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2)   
Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002) Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa  
Högberg, P. & Piearce, G.D., (1986) Mycorrhizas in Zambian trees in relation to host taxonomy, vegetation type and successional patterns Journal of Ecology 74 775-785  
Ross, J.H. (1977) Caesalpinioideae Flora of Southern Africa 16(2)   
NamesFZ Divisions
ISOBERLINIA Craib & Stapf  
Isoberlinia angolensis (Benth.) Hoyle & Brenan
var. angolensis N
Isoberlinia angolensis (Benth.) Hoyle & Brenan
var. lasiocalyx Hoyle & Brenan N
Isoberlinia angolensis (Benth.) Hoyle & Brenan
var. niembaënsis (De Wild.) Brenan N,C
Isoberlinia tomentosa (Harms) Craib & Stapf N
3471.000 ERYTHROPHLEUM Afzel. ex G. Don  
Erythrophleum africanum (Welw. ex Benth.) Harms S
Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
Erythrophleum pubistamineum Henn.
Erythrophleum suaveolens (Guill. & Perr.) Brenan N,S
Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
3474.000 BURKEA Hook.  
Burkea africana Hook. N,C,S
3490.010 COLOPHOSPERMUM J. Léonard  
Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) J. Léonard N,S
Copaifera mopane J. Kirk ex Benth.
Hardwickia mopane (J. Kirk ex Benth.) Breteler
3504.000 BRACHYSTEGIA Benth.  
Brachystegia allenii Burtt Davy & Hutch. N
Brachystegia giorgii De Wild.
Brachystegia pruinosa De Wild.
Brachystegia schliebenii Harms
Brachystegia boehmii Taub. N,C,S
Brachystegia woodiana Harms
Brachystegia bussei Harms N,C,S
Brachystegia floribunda Benth. N,C,S
Brachystegia glaucescens Hutch. & Burtt Davy N,C,S
Brachystegia fischeri Taub.
Brachystegia pectinata Sim
Brachystegia reticulata Hutch & Burtt Davy
Brachystegia tamarindoides Benth. subsp. microphylla (Harms) Chikuni (in part)
Brachystegia glaucescens × spiciformis
Brachystegia longifolia Benth. N,C,S
Brachystegia manga De Wild. N,C,S
Brachystegia microphylla Harms
Brachystegia tamarindoides Benth. subsp. microphylla (Harms) Chikuni (in part)
Brachystegia spiciformis Benth. N,C,S
Brachystegia bragaei Harms
Brachystegia randii Baker f.
Brachystegia spiciformis × microphylla
Brachystegia stipulata De Wild. C
Brachystegia taxifolia Harms N
Brachystegia mimosifolia Hutch & Burtt Davy
Brachystegia subfalcato-foliolata De Wild.
Brachystegia torrei Hoyle C
Brachystegia sp. nov. 1 sensu Coates Palgrave
Brachystegia tamarindoides Benth. subsp. torrei (Hoyle) Chikuni
Brachystegia utilis Hutch. & Burtt Davy N,C,S
3505.000 CRYPTOSEPALUM Benth.  
Cryptosepalum exfoliatum De Wild.
subsp. pseudotaxus (Baker f.) P.A.Duvign. & Brenan N
Cryptosepalum maraviense Oliv. N,C,S
3508.000 TAMARINDUS L.  
Tamarindus indica L. N,S
3509.000 AFZELIA Sm.  
Afzelia quanzensis Welw. N,C,S
Intsia quanzensis (Welw.) Kuntze
Pahudia quangensis sensu Eyles
3516.020 JULBERNARDIA Pellegr.  
Julbernardia globiflora (Benth.) Troupin N,C,S
Berlinia eminii Taub.
Berlinia globiflora (Benth.) Harms ex Engl.
Isoberlinia globiflora (Benth.) Hutch. ex Greenway
Julbernardia paniculata (Benth.) Troupin N,C,S
Berlinia paniculata Benth.
Isoberlinia paniculata (Benth.) Greenway
3528.000 BAUHINIA L.  
Bauhinia petersiana Bolle
Bauhinia petersiana Bolle subsp. petersiana
Perlebia petersiana (Bolle) A. Schmitz
Bauhinia tomentosa L. S
3528.010 PILIOSTIGMA Hochst.  
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh. N,C,S
Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
3528.030 TYLOSEMA Torre & Hillc.  
Tylosema fassoglense (Kotschy ex Schweinf.) Torre & Hillc. N,C,S
Bauhinia fassoglensis Schweinf.
3536.000 CASSIA L.  
Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
subsp. abbreviata N,C,S
Cassia abbreviata Oliv. N,C,S
Cassia abbreviata Oliv. var. granitica (Baker f.) Baker f.
Cassia granitica Baker f.
Cassia angolensis Hiern S
Cassia thyrsoidea Brenan C
3536.010 CHAMAECRISTA Moench  
Chamaecrista absus (L.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby N,C,S
Cassia absus L.
Chamaecrista comosa E. Mey. C,S
Chamaecrista gracilior (Ghesq.) Lock N,C,S
Cassia gracilior (Ghesq.) Steyaert
Chamaecrista grantii (Oliv.) Standl. N,C
Chamaecrista katangensis (Ghesq.) Lock
var. nuda (Steyaert) Lock N
Chamaecrista katangensis (Ghesq.) Lock
var. katangensis N
Chamaecrista kirkii (Oliv.) Standl.
var. kirkii N,S
Cassia kirkii Oliv.
Chamaecrista kirkii (Oliv.) Standl.
var. guineensis (Steyaert) Lock S
Chamaecrista mimosoides (L.) Greene N,C,S
Cassia mimosoides L.
Chamaecrista parva (Steyaert) Lock N,C,S
Cassia parva Steyaert
Chamaecrista polytricha (Brenan) Lock
var. polytricha C,S
Cassia polytricha Brenan
Chamaecrista polytricha (Brenan) Lock
var. pauciflora Brenan S
Chamaecrista stricta E. Mey. C,S
Cassia capensis Thunb. var. humifusa Ghesq.
Cassia kirkii Oliv. var. quarrei Ghesq.
Cassia quarrei (Ghesq.) Steyaert
Chamaecrista wittei (Ghesq.) Lock N,C,S
Cassia wittei Ghesq.
3536.020 SENNA Mill.  
CASSIA L. p.p.  
Senna alata (L.) Roxb. S
Cassia alata L.
*Senna bicapsularis (L.) Roxb. C,S
Cassia bicapsularis L.
Senna didymobotrya (Fresen.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby C,S
Cassia didymobotrya Fresen.
*Senna hirsuta (L.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby N,S
Cassia hirsuta L.
Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby N,C,S
Cassia obtusifolia L.
*Senna occidentalis (L.) Link N,C,S
Cassia occidentalis L.
Senna petersiana (Bolle) Lock N,C,S
Cassia petersiana Bolle
*Senna septemtrionalis (Viv.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby N
Cassia floribunda Cav.
Senna singueana (Delile) Lock N,C,S
Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Cassia singueana Delile
Cassia tettensis Bolle
3553.000 PTEROLOBIUM Wight & Arn.  
Pterolobium stellatum (Forssk.) Brenan N,C,S
Cantuffa exosa J.F. Gmel.
Pterolobium exosum (J.F. Gmel.) Baker f.
Pterolobium lacerans R. Br.
3559.000 CAESALPINIA L.  
*Caesalpinia decapetala (Roth) Alston N,C,S
Biancaea decapetala (Roth) O. Deg.
Reichardia decapetala Roth
3561.000 PELTOPHORUM (Vogel) Benth.  
Peltophorum africanum Sond. C,S

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: Checklist: Fabaceae subfamily Caesalpinioideae., retrieved 25 February 2024

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