Description of the genus
Unarmed trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, paripinnate; the rhachis sometimes winged. Inflorescence a short lateral or terminal panicle or raceme. Flowers red, showy, bisexual. Calyx lobes 4. Petals either 5 or (in brachypetala) with some or all reduced to linear filaments. Stamens 10, inserted with the petals, often alternately long and short. Pods oblong, flattened, woody, with a wing along one suture.
Worldwide: 5 species in southern Africa
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.Insects associated with this genus:
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
Other sources of information about Schotia:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: SchotiaFlora of Mozambique
: SchotiaFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): SchotiaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: SchotiaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for SchotiaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): SchotiaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Schotia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=684, retrieved 24 July 2016