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 corolla. 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 cultivated taxon.

Spathodea campanulata subsp. nilotica

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campanulata P. Beauv. subsp. nilotica (Seem.) BidgoodDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Spathodea:

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

External websites:

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

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: genus page: Spathodea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1701, retrieved 25 May 2024

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