Schizolobium

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Schizolobium

Description

Trees. Leaves spiral, bipinnate; pinnae opposite or subopposite. Stipules caducous. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, simple racemose, or paniculate of racemose units; bracts and bractoles caducous. Petals 5, imbricate, clawed. Stamens 10, free, all or 9 fertile; anthers dehiscent introrsely or longitudinally. Ovary stipitate, excentric with adnate stipe, 4-ovuled; style filiform; stigma obscure. Seeds albuminous.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: C America to Brazil:
One or two species, native in C America to Brazil.. Cultivated in Malesia.

Citation

Watson & Dallwitz, Gen. Leg.-Caesalp. 1983: 51.
Polhill & J.E. Vidal - in Polhill & Raven, Adv. Leg. Syst. 1. 1981: 90