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Baphia racemosa, loof en bas, Umhlanga-strandmeer NR.jpg
Foliage of B. racemosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Sophoreae
Genus: Baphia
Afzel. ex Lodd. et al.

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Baphia is a small genus of legumes that bear simple leaves.[1] Baphia is Greek for "dye", referring to a red dye that is extracted from the heartwood of tropical species.[1]


It contains the following species:


  1. ^ a b Pooley, Elsa (1997). Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei. Durban: Natal Flora Publications Trust. p. 160. ISBN 0-620-17697-0.