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Bauhinia petersiana (Wild coffee bean)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae > Genus: Bauhinia

Bauhinia petersiana (Wild coffee bean)

Bauhinia petersiana subsp. petersiana, Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area, Zimbabwe. [photo Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe]

Bauhinia petersiana (Wild coffee bean)

Bauhinia petersiana subsp. petersiana, altar site, Mutare, by road to Vumba, Zimbabwe. [photo Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe]

Bauhinia petersiana (Wild coffee bean) Bauhinia petersiana (Wild coffee bean)

Bauhinia petersiana subsp. macrantha, Chinotimba, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. [photo Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe]

Bauhinia petersiana subsp. petersiana, Rimiti West, by road to Birchenough Bridge, Zimbabwe. [photo Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe]

A woody shrub with white flowers and pods containing seeds that can be eaten.

Uses

  • roasted seeds are eaten as nuts
  • roasted seeds are ground and used as a coffee substitute

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