3828.000 Pterocarpus Jacq.

Description of the genus

Trees. Stipules present, caducous; stipels 0. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets alternate to subopposite. Flowers in racemes or panicles; bracts and bracteoles generally small and caducous. Calyx slightly 5-lobed, upper 2 lobes ± connate. Corolla yellow to orange. Fruit flattened, indehiscent with a variously thickened, ± central, seed-bearing part and a surrounding wing. Seeds 1(-3)

Derivation of name: from the Greek: pteron (wing) and carpos (fruit).

Worldwide: c. 25 species in the tropics

Malawi: 6 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Gynanisa maja (Speckled emperor)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angolensis DC.N,C,SDescription, Image
brenanii Barbosa & TorreSDescription, Image
lucens Guill. & Perr. subsp. antunesii (Taub.) RojoSDescription, Image
rotundifolius (Sond.) Druce subsp. polyanthus (Harms) Mendonça & E.P. SousaC,SDescription, Image
rotundifolius (Sond.) Druce subsp. rotundifolius C,SDescription, Image
tinctorius Welw.NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pterocarpus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Pterocarpus
Flora of Caprivi: Pterocarpus
Flora of Mozambique: Pterocarpus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Pterocarpus
Flora of Zambia: Pterocarpus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pterocarpus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pterocarpus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pterocarpus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pterocarpus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pterocarpus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pterocarpus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Pterocarpus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=752, retrieved 19 October 2019

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