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Peltophorum pterocarpum1.JPG
Peltophorum pterocarpum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Caesalpinieae
Genus: Peltophorum
(Vogel) Benth.

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Peltophorum is a genus of between 5–15 species of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. The genus is native to certain tropical regions across the world. The species are medium-sized to large trees growing up to 15-25 m (rarely 50 m) tall.[1][2]

Blatter and Millard (1937) state:[3]

The generic name Peltophorum means "shield-bearing" (from Greek word πελτη [pĕltē] "a small light shield") and refers to the peltate stigma.

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  1. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network: Peltophorum
  2. ^ Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
  3. ^ Blatter, Ethelbert; Millard, Walter Samuel (1977) [1937]. Some beautiful Indian Trees (2 ed.). Mumbai: Bombay natural History Society. p. 165. 

External links[edit]

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