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: 1 taxon.

Handroanthus chrysotrichus

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chrysotrichus (Mart. ex DC.) MattosCDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Handroanthus:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Handroanthus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Handroanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2618, retrieved 30 November 2022

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