Pterospermum

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Pterospermum
Pterospermum acerifolium (1803).jpg
Pterospermum acerifolium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Dombeyoideae
Genus: Pterospermum
Schreb.
Species

Pterospermum acerifolium
Pterospermum celebicum
Pterospermum heterophyllum
Pterospermum menglunense
Pterospermum reticulatum

Synonyms

Pterospermodendron Kuntze
Sczegleewia Turcz.
Valliera Ruiz & Pav.
Velaga Adans.
[1]

Pterospermum is a flowering plant genus. Traditionally included in the family Sterculiaceae, it is included in the expanded Malvaceae in the APG and most subsequent systematics. Pterospermum is based on two Greek words, "Pteron" and "Sperma," meaning "winged seed."

Some species are grown ornamentally while others are valued for their timber.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinsley, Stewart R. (2007) Synonymy of Malvaceae. Retrieved 25 June 2008.