2654.000 Liriodendron L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees, deciduous, pith diaphragmed. Stipules tardily deciduous on summer shoots, free. Leaves distinctly alternate; lamina evenly (2-)4-6(-10)-lobed, base rounded to shallowly cordate, apex broadly truncate or notched, adaxially lustrous, smooth, abaxially glaucous. Flowers protogynous appearing with the leaves; tepals (7-)9, petaloid, tip recurved, greenish-yellow with orange feathered band or blotch near base, outermost tepals sepaloid, reflexed, green. Fruit syncarps, elongated, spindle-shaped, cone-like, dry, indehiscent, with samaras deciduous. Seeds adherent to dry endocarp.

Derivation of name: from Greek: leirion, meaning a lily and dendron, a tree, perhaps referring to the flowers which resemble lilies

Worldwide: 2 species in North America and East Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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tulipifera L.

Other sources of information about Liriodendron:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Liriodendron.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1827, retrieved 17 September 2021

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