5080.000 Pterospermum Schreb.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple. Flowers axillary, solitary or borne in few-flowered cymes, 5-merous. Sepals linear, deciduous with the petals. Stamens 15, with long filaments, shorter than the 5 staminodes. Fruit a woody capsule. Seeds flattened, winged apically.

Derivation of name: refers to the winged seeds.

Worldwide: 25 species in tropical Asia

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Pterospermum acerifolium

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acerifolium (L.) Willd.Image

Other sources of information about Pterospermum:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Pterospermum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2459, retrieved 2 February 2023

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