Schizolobium parahyba (Vell.) Blake

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Schizolobium parahyba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Churchill Avenue, Harare

Schizolobium parahyba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Churchill Avenue, Harare

Schizolobium parahyba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Churchill Avenue, Harare

Schizolobium parahyba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Churchill Avenue, Harare

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Synonyms: Cassia parahyba Vell.
Schizolobium excelsum Vogel
Schizolobium parahybum (Vell.) Blake
Common names: Reach-for-the-sky (English)
Description: Tall tree to 30 m, branching well above the ground with upwardly directed primary branches; hence its common name of 'Reach-for-the-sky'. Leaves large, to 1 m, narrowly elliptic in outline; pinnae 15-20 pairs. Leaflets 2-4 cm, oblong, obtuse. Flowers golden-yellow. Fruit 8-12 cm, oblong, obtuse, flattened. Seed 1, winged.
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Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Native of southern Mexico to Brazil
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Sunday 28 January 2007
Literature:

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976). Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York Page 1018.

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Page 5.

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Schizolobium parahyba

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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Schizolobium parahyba
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schizolobium parahyba
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Schizolobium parahyba
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schizolobium parahyba
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Schizolobium parahyba
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schizolobium parahyba
Ispot Southern Africa : Schizolobium parahyba
JSTOR Plant Science: Schizolobium parahyba
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schizolobium parahyba
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schizolobium parahyba
Tropicos: Schizolobium parahyba
West African Plants database: Schizolobium parahyba


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Schizolobium parahyba.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=164810, retrieved 7 December 2016

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