3553.000 Pterolobium Wight & Arn.

Description of the genus

Trees or (in ours) climbing or sprawling shrubs, bearing recurved prickles. Stipules small or 0. Leaves 2-pinnate; specialised glands on petiole or rhachis 0. Leaflets opposite. Inflorescence of racemes, often aggregated in a panicle, terminal or axillary. Calyx with short tube and longer lobes. Petals 5. Stamens 10, longer than petals. Pod an indehiscent, flattened, red samara with an oblique-oblong wing.

Derivation of name: from the Greek pteron (wing) and lobion (pod).

Worldwide: 11 species in the tropics of the Old World (one species in Africa)

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Pterolobium stellatum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
stellatum (Forssk.) BrenanN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Pterolobium
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pterolobium
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Wikipedia: Pterolobium
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pterolobium

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: Genus page: Pterolobium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=699, retrieved 1 April 2023

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