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Author:  A.R, da Torre & J.O.D. Hillcoat, 1955
Origin:  Angola, Burundi, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, ZaÔre, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  6 Meters
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Bauhinia bequaertii, De Wild.
Bauhinia fassoglensis
Kotschy ex Schweinfurth, 1868,
Bauhinia kirkii
Oliver, 1871.
Bauhinia cissoides
, Welwitsch, 1871.
Bauhinia welwitschii
Oliv. 1871.
Bauhinia bainesii
Schinz, 1900.
Tylosema fassoglensis

This member of the Fabaceae family was given this name
by Antonio Rocha da Torre and Jean Olive Dorothy Hillcoat in 1955. It's found in the mid-eastern- and southern part of Africa, growing in well-drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The wines will reach for six meters, the caudex will grow to ten centimetres or more. The flowers are yellow, and seeds are the only way of propagate.

The genera name refers to the torulose seed. The species name from Fazoghli, a place in Sudan, where the type specimen was collected.


Wild plants by GŁnter Baumann,