Handroanthus Mattos

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves digitate with 1-7(-9) leaflets. Indumentum of simple, stellate or dendritic hairs (lepidote scales may also be present). Inflorescence dichotomously branched. Calyx campanulate to cup-shaped with 5 teeth. Corolla tubular-infundibuliform or tubular-campanulate, showy, usually yellow; magenta with a yellow throat in heptaphylla and impetiginosa. Fruit linear, often densely tomentose. Seeds winged.

Derivation of name: a combination of the name of the Brazilian botanist Oswaldo Handro (1908-1986) and the Greek word anthos meaning a flower.

Worldwide: 35 species from Mexico to tropical America.

Zimbabwe: 5 cultivated taxa.

Handroanthus chrysotrichus

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chrysanthus (Jacq.) S.O. Grose
chrysotrichus (Mart. ex DC.) MattosDescription, Image
heptaphyllus (Vell.) Mattos
impetiginosus (Mart. ex DC.) Mattos
speciosus (DC. ex Mart.) ined.

Other sources of information about Handroanthus:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Handroanthus

External websites:

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

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: Handroanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2618, retrieved 23 April 2024

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