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Baikiaea is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae.

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Baikiaea plurijuga in Namibia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Detarioideae
Genus: Baikiaea
Bentham & Hooker f., 1865

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Species include:[1]

Baikiaea is the characteristic tree of two dry woodland ecoregions of southern Africa, the Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands and Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands.[2]

The genus is named after William Balfour Baikie (1824-1864), Scottish explorer of the Niger River.


  1. ^ Baikiaea. The Plant List.
  2. ^ Burgess, N., Hales, J. D., Underwood, E. Terrestrial Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: A Conservation Assessment. Island Press, Washington DC. 2004.