Peltophorum dasyrhachis

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Peltophorum dasyrhachis


Tree up to 30 m high; young branchlets brownish red tomentose, glabrescent. Leaf rachis up to 32 cm and petiole up to 5.5 (-7) cm, both tomentose; pinnae 5-9 pairs. Stipules lobed or branched. Inflorescences lateral, racemose, 15-30 cm long, rachis pubescent; bracts linear 10-12 mm long, more or less persistent; pedicels 20-40 mm. Petals yellow, obovate, 15-25 by 10-12 mm, hairy towards the base of the inner side. Stamens with filaments 10-15 mm; anthers 4-5 mm long. Ovary sessile, c. 5 mm long, velutinous, 4-8-ovuled; style c. 12 mm. Seeds 4-8, flat, 1-12 by 5 mm, more or less transversely positioned in the pod.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Kalimantan present, Sabah present, Sarawak present); Cambodia (Cambodia present); Laos (Laos present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present)
Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam; Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, Borneo (Sabah, Sarawak, Kalimantan).


Introduced in many places in the tropics. In Java cultivated in coffee and cacao plantations as shade trees. See


Prain 1897 – In: J. As. Soc. Beng. p 224
K. & S.S. Larsen 1980: p. 60. – In: Fl. Camb., Laos & Vietnam. pl. 11/1-6
Backer & Bakh. f. 1964 – In: Fl. Java. p 547
Ridley 1922 – In: Fl. Malay Penins. p 647
Rudd 1991 – In: Fl. Ceylon. 58.
Kurz 1877 – In: J. As. Soc. Beng. p 293
K. & S.S. Larsen 1984: p. 54. – In: Fl. Thailand. pl. II/3
Koord. & Valeton 1894 – In: Bijdr. Booms. Java. p 270
Whitmore 1972 – In: Tree Fl. Malaya. p 267