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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Brassicales

Familia: Capparaceae
Genus: Bachmannia
Species: B. woodii

Bachmannia Pax, Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. II-IV 177. 1897.

Type species: Bachmannia major Pax. vide Bachmannia woodii


Pax, F.A., 1897. Naturlichen Pflanzenfamilien. Nachträge zum II bis IV Teil 177.


Hassler, M. 2019. Bachmannia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Aug. 10. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Bachmannia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Aug. 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Bachmannia. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 10 2019. 2019. Bachmannia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 10 Aug. 2019.

Vernacular names
English: Four-finger bush

Bachmannia is a monotypic genus of flowering plant in the family Capparaceae with the sole member being Bachmannia woodii, (Xhosa: Umtswantswantsa)[1] the four-finger bush.[2] It is native to southeastern Africa.[2]


The taxon name "Bachmannia" is named after Dr Frans Ewald Bachmann, a German naturalist and medical practitioner.[1][2]

This plant is a small, shrub-like tree that can grow to reach between 1.5 - 3m tall. It has a light brown bark.[2][3]

The flowers are pink and bell-shaped.[2][3]

This plant can be found in southern Mozambique, EmaMpondweni and the KwaZulu-Natal region. This species is located in coastal forests, usually occurring on sandstone. It prefers to live in lower altitudes.[2][3]

Quattrocchi, Umberto (2017-11-22). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-351-45712-5.
"Bachmannia woodii". Retrieved 2020-10-04.
"Bachmannia woodii in Global Plants on JSTOR". Retrieved 2020-10-05.

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