Peltophorum

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Peltophorum

Description

Trees, unarmed. Leaves bipinnate, deciduous. Stipules lobed or branched, often persistent at anthesis, or small and caducous. Flowers hermaphrodite, showy. Petals 5, yellow, more or less equal, imbricate, spreading. Stamens 10, free; filaments thickened and pilose at the basal part; anthers uniform, dorsifixed, longitudinally dehiscent. Ovary sessile or substipitate, 3-8-ovuled; style filiform, incurved; stigma prominent, peltate or capitate. Seeds lenticular, compressed, exalbuminous.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Pantropic: present
A pantropic genus of c. 15 species, three occurring in Malesia.

Citation

Polhill & J.E. Vidal - in Polhill & Raven, Adv. Leg. Syst. 1. 1981: 90
Watson & Dallwitz, Gen. Leg.-Caesalp. 1983: 47.