Guilandina bonduc L.

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Guilandina bonduc

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Guilandina bonduc

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Guilandina bonduc

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Guilandina bonduc

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Guilandina bonduc

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Guilandina bonduc

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Guilandina bonduc

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Guilandina bonduc

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Guilandina bonduc

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Guilandina bonduc

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb.
Guilandina bonducella L.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small bushy tree, to 5 m. Stems brown-hairy, at least when young, armed with prickles. Leaves large: petiole and rhachis up to 50 cm, bearing, often paired, reflexed prickles beneath and straight prickles above; pinnae 3-10 pairs; leaflets 1.3 - 4 cm long, 6-9 pairs per pinna, ovate to elliptic, often asymmetric, usually brown-hairy especially when young. Stipules leafy and conspicuous. Racemes up to 35 cm. Sepals brown-hairy. Petals yellow to greenish-yellow, the upper one broader and stouter than the others. Pod 4.5-8 cm, densely stiffly spiny, tardily dehiscent. Seeds usually 1-2 per pod, subspherical, leaden-grey, hard, with transverse parallel markings like fine cracks.
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Habitat: In coastal scrub, on sandy shores and on dunes.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread on coasts in the tropics.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
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Content last updated: Sunday 24 August 2014
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 189 - 191. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Guilandina bonduc
African Plant Database: Guilandina bonduc
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Guilandina bonduc
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Guilandina bonduc
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Guilandina bonduc
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Guilandina bonduc
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Guilandina bonduc
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Guilandina bonduc
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Guilandina bonduc
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Guilandina bonduc
Ispot Southern Africa: Guilandina bonduc
JSTOR Plant Science: Guilandina bonduc
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Guilandina bonduc
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Guilandina bonduc
The Plant List (version 1.1): Guilandina bonduc
Tropicos: Guilandina bonduc


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Guilandina bonduc.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=180050, retrieved 24 November 2017

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