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Common name

English: Barwood, Camwood

French: Bois dé Cam

German: Afrikanisches Sandelholz, Angolaholz


Kingdom: Plantae (2677)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2591)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2184)

      Order: Fabales (242)

        Family: Fabaceae (242)(family description)

          Genus: Baphia (1)

            Epithet: nitida Lodd. (3)

Synonyms: Delaria pyrifolia Desv., Podalyria haematoxylon Schum. & Thonn.

haematoxylon => having the wood or the sap of the color of blood

nitida => shining, smooth and clear, lustrous

pyrifolia => having leaves similar to those of pear, Pyrus-folium


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow, white

External links

Check for Baphia nitida at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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