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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Bignoniaceae
Tribus: Tecomeae
Genus: Dolichandrone
Species: Dolichandrone alba

Dolichandrone alba (Sim) Sprague, 1919

Spathodea alba Sim, Forest Fl. Port. E. Afr.: 92 (1909).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Eastern Africa

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Sprague, T.A. (1919) Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Royal Gardens, Kew. Kew 1919:308.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Dolichandrone alba in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 30. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2019. Dolichandrone alba. 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 on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 30. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Dolichandrone alba. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 30 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Dolichandrone alba in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 30. 2019. Dolichandrone alba. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 30.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Dolichandrone alba in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names

Dolichandrone alba, also known as indani or tsanie, is a small deciduous shrub or small tree in the family Bignoniaceae. It is endemic to southern Mozambique.


This species may reach heights of 3-12 m. The flowers are white, and it is commonly found in sandy soils within coastal environments.[2]

Open flower
Fruit capsules


CJB - African Plant Database, retrieved 18 September 2016
JSTOR - Dolichandrone alba Sim Sprague [family BIGNONIACEAE], retrieved 18 September 2016

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