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Baphia

Baphia spp.

Baphia nitida (Fabaceae) (24443878695) by yakovlev.alexey (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Baphia Overview

Genus with approximately 48 shrub, tree or vine species with erect to scrambling growth habits and alternately arranged, lance to linear-shaped foliage. They are distributed across Africa and Madagascar and this genus lies in the Fabaceae (Fabaceae) family of legumes, peas and beans. Produces pea-like, scented flowers with white, pink-red, cream or pink-purple petals, blotched with yelow or orange at the petal base in the centre. These are organised in an arrangement known as a raceme. This triangular-shaped structure is a form of unbranched inflorescence where the oldest flowers are formed at the base and new blooms from the top.