Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Lamiales


Byng, J.W. (2014) The Flowering Plants Handbook Plant Gateway Limited, Hertford, UK

Description of the family

Trees, usually deciduous. Leaves simple, opposite, or sometimes 3-whorled; margins entire or toothed when young; hairs brown, glandular or stellate. Inflorescences of terminal panicles or thyrses. Flowers bisexual, zygomorphic. Sepals fused, deeply lobed; densely brown-hairy. Petals tubular, 2 lipped, with 2 upper and 3 lower lobes; purple or white. Stamen filaments attached to petals; 2 long and 2 short. Ovary superior; carpels fused. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds multi-winged.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 7 species in temperate China, Taiwan, extending to Laos and Vietnam.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

Paulownia tomentosa

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Paulownia Siebold & Zucc.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Paulowniaceae:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Paulowniaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Paulowniaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Paulowniaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Paulowniaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Paulowniaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Paulowniaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Paulowniaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Paulowniaceae
Wikipedia: Paulowniaceae
Plants of the World Online: Paulowniaceae
Tropicos: Paulowniaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Paulowniaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=295, retrieved 30 May 2024

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