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Firmiana simplex
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Genus: Firmiana
Marsili, 1786

Firmiana[1] is a genus of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae, formerly placed in the now defunct Sterculiaceae; it may sometimes be called the "parasol tree". The genus name honours Karl Joseph von Firmian.[2]


The Catalogue of Life lists 16 species:[3]



  1. ^ Marsili GM (1786) Saggi Sci. Lett. Accad. Padova i. 106
  2. ^ "Firmiana simplex". Plant Finder. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. ^ Roskov Y., Kunze T., Orrell T., Abucay L., Paglinawan L., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Decock W., De Wever A., Didžiulis V. (ed) (2014). "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2014 Annual Checklist". Species 2000: Reading, UK. Retrieved 26 May 2014.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Ya Tang, Michael G. Gilbert & Laurence J. Dorr. "Firmiana". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 24 March 2013.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Firmiana at Wikimedia Commons