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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: Markhamia
Species: Markhamia obtusifolia

Markhamia obtusifolia (Baker) Sprague, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1919: 312. 1919.


Dolichandrone obtusifolia Baker, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 31. 1894.


Markhamia lanata K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4(3b): 242 (1895).
Markhamia paucifoliolata De Wild., Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 4, 1: 132 (1903).
Markhamia verdickii De Wild., Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 4, 1: 132 (1903).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Tropical Africa
Burundi, Central African Republic, Rwanda, D.R. Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia (incl. Caprivi Strip), South Africa (Limpopo?)

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

Sprague, T.A. (1915) Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Royal Gardens, Kew. Kew 1919:312. 1919


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Markhamia obtusifolia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 May 01. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2019. Markhamia obtusifolia. 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 May 01. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Markhamia obtusifolia. Published online. Accessed: May 01 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Markhamia obtusifolia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2019 May 01. 2019. Markhamia obtusifolia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 01 May 2019.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Markhamia obtusifolia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
English: Golden bell-bean

Markhamia obtusifolia is a species of plant in the family Bignoniaceae. It is found in Southern Africa.[5]

This species usually grows as a shrub or small to medium tree, reaching heights of 5–15 m. Found in sparsely treed areas, such as fields. Flowers are yellow, and fruit is a long capsule shape.[6]

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