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)

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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stellatum (Forssk.) BrenanN,C,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pterolobium
Flora of Mozambique: Pterolobium
Flora of Zambia: Pterolobium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pterolobium

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pterolobium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pterolobium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pterolobium
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iNaturalist: Pterolobium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pterolobium
JSTOR Plant Science: Pterolobium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pterolobium
Plants of the World Online: Pterolobium
Tropicos: Pterolobium
Wikipedia: Pterolobium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Pterolobium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=699, retrieved 13 July 2024

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