3561.000 Peltophorum (Vogel) Benth.

Description of the genus

Unarmed trees. Leaves 2-pinnate, lacking specialised glands on petiole and rhachis. Leaflets opposite on each pinna. Inflorescence a raceme. Flowers bisexual. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5, subequal, with the upper shorter than the others. Stamens 10. Stigma broadly peltate. Pods flat, winged, indehiscent. Seeds flat.

Derivation of name: 'shield-bearing', referring to the peltate stigmas

Worldwide: 6-9 pantropical species; 1 indigenous to Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Peltophorum africanum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africanum Sond.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
dubium (Spreng.) Taub.WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Peltophorum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Peltophorum
Flora of Caprivi: Peltophorum
Flora of Malawi: Peltophorum
Flora of Mozambique: Peltophorum
Flora of Zambia: Peltophorum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Peltophorum

External websites:

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

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: Peltophorum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=702, retrieved 29 September 2016

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