7742.000 Spathodea P. Beauv.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves opposite or in whorls, imparipinnate. Inflorescence of terminal corymbose racemes. Flowers orange-red. Calyx spathaceous, splitting open on one side to reveal the calyx. Corolla campanulate, ventricose, slightly 2-lipped. Stamens 4. Fruit an oblong capsule tapering at both ends; erect (in ours).

Derivation of name: spathe-like (Greek) referring to the spathaceous calyx.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Spathodea:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Spathodea
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Spathodea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Spathodea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Spathodea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Spathodea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Spathodea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Spathodea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Spathodea

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: Genus page: Spathodea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1701, retrieved 31 May 2016

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