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:

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

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: Liriodendron.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1827, retrieved 26 May 2024

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