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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Craibia

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: Papilionoideae

Ten species, native to tropical Africa, with two species native to southern Africa and one species cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Craibia brevicaudata

Native to woodlands and forests of Central and East Africa, including DRC, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Craibia zimmermannii (Peawood)

Native to the sand forests on the east coast of Africa from southern Somalia to the Eastern Cape, South Africa. 


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

Craibia affinis

Native to Tanzania, DRC and Zambia. Cultivated in the Lowveld Botanical Garden, Mpumalanga.


Text by Hamish Robertson