Markhamia zanzibarica

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Markhamia zanzibarica
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Markhamia zanzibarica flower and buds
Scientific classification
M. zanzibarica
Binomial name
Markhamia zanzibarica
(Bojer ex DC.) K.Schum
  • Dolichandrone hirsuta Baker
  • Dolichandrone latifolia Baker
  • Dolichandrone stenocarpa Baker
  • Markhamia acuminata (Klotzsch) K.Schum.
  • Markhamia puberula (Klotzsch) K.Schum.
  • Markhamia stenocarpa (Baker) K.Schum.
  • Muenteria puberula Seem.
  • Muenteria stenocarpa Seem.
  • Muenteria zanzibarica (Bojer ex DC.) Seem.
  • Spathodea acuminata Klotzsch
  • Spathodea puberula Klotzsch
  • Spathodea stenocarpa Welw.
  • Spathodea zanzibarica Bojer ex DC.

Markhamia zanzibarica, also known as bell bean tree or maroon bell-bean, is a species of plant in the Bignoniaceae family. It is found in East Africa and Southern Africa, from Kenya to South Africa.[2]


This species usually grows as small tree, and thrives in areas that are lightly forested, such as fields. It is known to grow in riverine fringes and rocky outcrops. Flowers are yellow. The fruit is a long capsule.[3]

Flowers in Pemba, Mozambique.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 8 February 2017
  2. ^ "Markhamia zanzibarica in Global Plants on JSTOR". Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  3. ^ "Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Markhamia zanzibarica". Retrieved 2017-07-18.

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