3561.000 Peltophorum (Vogel) Benth.

Description of the genus

Unarmed trees. Leaves 2-pinnate, lacking specialised glands on petiole and rhachis. Leaflets opposite on each pinna. Inflorescence a raceme. Flowers bisexual. Calyx 5-lobed. Petals 5, subequal, with the upper shorter than the others. Stamens 10. Stigma broadly peltate. Pods flat, winged, indehiscent. Seeds flat.

Derivation of name: 'shield-bearing', referring to the peltate stigmas

Worldwide: 6-9 pantropical species; 1 indigenous to Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Peltophorum dubium

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africanum Sond.Description, Image
dubium (Spreng.) Taub.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Peltophorum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Peltophorum
Flora of Caprivi: Peltophorum
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Peltophorum
Flora of Malawi: Peltophorum
Flora of Mozambique: Peltophorum
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Peltophorum
Flora of Zambia: Peltophorum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Peltophorum

External websites:

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

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: Peltophorum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=702, retrieved 24 May 2024

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